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Article on Buffett’s Origins in Outlaw Country

July 17th, 2022


Jim Allen at uDiscover Music has a good article on Jimmy Buffett’s origins in Outlaw Country: Before Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffett’s Outlaw Country Underground Years

Before becoming the godfather of yacht rock, Jimmy Buffett released seven mostly unnoticed albums where he came off like a cross between an outlaw country rebel and a character from a late 60s underground comic book, with songs criticizing materialism, religious hypocrisy, and jingoistic politics, and extolling the glories of getting high, having as much sex as possible, and being a thorn in the side of the law. How did Buffet go from fabulous furry freak brother to laid-back pope of the Parrotheads?

Long before “Margaritaville” led to legions of Hawaiian-shirted followers embracing him as their guru, Buffett was a hirsute hippie troubadour struggling to make a name for himself in Nashville. He hit Music City at the right time. A couple of years earlier, a countercultural type like him would’ve been run out of town. But revolution was on the rise, and scruffy songpoets like Kris Kristofferson were bringing folk and rock influences and a new kind of attitude to country music.

Read the full article at uDiscover Music.


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Buffett to Perform in San Diego This Fall

June 21st, 2022


Jimmy Buffett will perform in October at the brand new Snapdragon Stadium, home of San Diego State University. Singer Jason Mraz will also perform.

San Diego, CA
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Snapdragon Stadium

Tickets for the Oct. 22 concert go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. June 24 at Ticketmaster and Ticketnetwork.


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Jimmy Finds His Lost Shaker of Salt on Tonight Show

May 12th, 2022


On Wednesday night, Jimmy Buffett appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Buffett performed “Margaritaville” and then stopped when he spotted his lost shaker of salt on Fallon’s desk. Buffett then joined Florence Welch for a rendition of “Margaritaville.”

Buffett was also interviewed on the show and reminisced about his first appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, 41 years ago, about how he stayed connected to his fans over the pandemic and his connection to New Orleans and Bourbon Street.

Watch the interview:


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Watch Jimmy Buffett on the Tonight Show Tonight!

May 11th, 2022


Tune in to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight to see Jimmy Buffett. Also on the show is Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine.

The Tonight Show airs at 11:35pm ET / 10:35 CT on NBC.


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Buffett Performs at New Orleans Jazz Fest

May 10th, 2022


Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers were back at the New Orleans Jazz Fest for the first time since 2019.

View the set list from the show here.

Photos by Scott Threlkeld, NOLA.com:


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