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Watch Full Interview from American Library in Paris

November 7th, 2015


When Jimmy Buffett was in Paris a couple months back, he stopped by The American Library for a talk and to play a couple songs (“Rue de la Guitare” and “He Went to Paris”).

The American Library has uploaded the full interview with Buffett (1 hour long). It’s a great long-form, open discussion with Jimmy.

Among other topics, he talks about the early French influence on the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans and how it led to his love of Paris.

Give it a watch:

(hat tip Daria)


Tagged in Interviews, Videos

Buffett Talks Margaritaville TV with Houston Chronicle

June 3rd, 2014


While Jimmy Buffett was in town for a show last Thursday, Jimmy Buffett sat down with the Houston Chronicle for an interview: “Jimmy Buffett launches Margaritaville TV”

I asked Buffett, why are you doing Margaritaville TV? You’ve been airing your concerts live on Radio Margaritaville on SiriusXM for the past 14 years. Now that you’re adding video, aren’t you giving away the milk and the cow for free now?

“It is a logical step,” he said. “I like technology. I think there’s a lot of people out there who would like to see our show but can’t. They might be in secondary markets, or they don’t want to put up with the hassle of coming to a show.”

Buffett has been doing fewer tours, with fewer shows in fewer cities in recent years. Which means fewer people get to see the concert in person.

“I didn’t know it was going to last this long, at this pace. If you do the math, we’re only doing about 20 shows this year. I still like doing it, but I’m also 67 years old. I’ve had a good run. I’ve got a lot of things that I want to do that don’t involve me being on the road. With Margaritaville TV, fans can watch the show now.”

Buffett isn’t worried that people may stay home and watch Margaritaville TV instead of buying tickets and coming to his concerts.

“Tonight’s show is on TV. But you still see people scalping tickets in the parking lot. It’s the law of supply and demand. There’s still a lot of demand for our shows.”

Read the full interview here.


Tagged in Interviews, Margaritaville TV

Jimmy Calls in to Dan Patrick Show with Warren Buffett

January 22nd, 2014


Sports radio personality Dan Patrick was interviewing Warren Buffett about his $1 billion March Madness challenge, when Jimmy called in to chat too.

It’s a fun discussion, with Jimmy even mentioning that he now has a ticket aboard Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship.


Tagged in Interviews, Personal/Family

Buffett to Launch Internet TV Channel

December 14th, 2013


Jimmy Buffett is in Hawaii for a couple of shows and in an interview with the Star-Advertiser he reveals his next big project:

Buffett called in from an undisclosed location on Oahu as he was preparing for his Saturday concert here at the Waikiki Shell, relaxing for a few days.

» NEXT BIG PROJECT: A “Margaritaville” Internet TV channel that will allow thousands of his fans to watch his shows in real time on their computers. He already has a “Radio Margaritaville” following. Though he’ll turn 67 on Christmas Day, he said he’s a techie and loves social media.

Buffett hopes to go online in May; there will not only be concert broadcasts but “reality TV” stories of his and adventures. Check margaritaville.com.

Read more of the interview here.


Tagged in Interviews, Television, Touring, Videos

TIME Interview with Jimmy

August 19th, 2013


TIME has an excellent interview with Jimmy Buffett, focusing mostly on the new album Songs From St. Somewhere that comes out tomorrow.

In the interview, Jimmy squashed the idea of retiring any time soon:

A lot of people look at Jimmy Buffett and think “That’s what I want to do when I retire,” but it doesn’t seem like you’re looking to retire from being Jimmy Buffett.

You know, Willie Nelson came out maybe a month ago and played a club in Montauk. When I was a struggling songwriter in Nashville, Willie was one of the few people who cut a few of my songs. We played a few songs; I wanted to see what 80 looked like on stage, because I’m 66.

And we were talking about it, and Mickey Raphael, who’s played with him forever and who I’ve known forever, told me a story about how last year the band had a big meeting with Willie on the bus where they asked, “Look, you’re gonna be 80 here, and we’re wondering what we’ll be doing if you’re thinking about retiring.” And Willie looked at them and he said “From what?” [laughs] I got a license to carry marijuana, we’re playing music and traveling and seeing the country, the kids are grown and happy. Retire from what? And if that applies to Willie it sure as hell applies to me, because I’m still having a good time, I still enjoy the creative aspect I’m a junkie for applause. As long as I feel that then I’ll stay there.

Be sure to read the full interview here.


Tagged in Albums, Interviews