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Buffett appears in Ripple video

Jimmy Buffett appears in the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary video “Ripple”. The Grateful Dead gets played its final show on July 5th. Playing for Change has released a video featuring an international cast of musicians — some well-known, some not — playing “Ripple”, a song from the great 1970 album American Beauty. The new clip features appearances by Bill Kreutzmann, Jimmy Buffett, David Crosby, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

“Ripple” is in support of the Playing For Change Foundation’s music schools and programs for children worldwide and we need your help. Watch the video and then let’s turn that inspiration we all share into something bigger. Join the “Ripple Effect” campaign so we can all leave the world better than we found it, one heart and one song at a time. As Jerry Garcia said, “Let there be songs to fill the air…”

JOIN THE #RippleEffect CAMPAIGN HERE: https://playingforchange.com/rippleef


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/07/06/24357/


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Margaritaville’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar opens in Tulsa

From Tulsa World: “Margaritaville’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar opens over holiday weekend

Guests at the 5 o’Clock Somewhere bar, opening Friday, will be greeted by stiltwalkers, giveaways and the largest bar of its kind in the nation.

At 5,000 square feet, it’s the first branded venue of the Margaritaville expansion at River Spirit Casino, and it opens at 11 a.m., July 3.

“It’s the first time everyone will get a glimpse of what to expect when the rest of our Margaritaville at River Spirit expansion opens,” said Jerry Floyd, general manager for River Spirit Casino.

The bar is in the center of the current casino, in place of the former Mystic River Lounge. Part roof, part open air, the bar is designed with an island feel. A mural depicting the ocean and beach will enclose the bar, which will contain palm trees.

This is the next milestone in the construction phase of the River Spirit Phase II resort, which includes a 27-story hotel and a Margaritaville Casino at River Spirit on the banks of the Arkansas River.
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The casino and restaurants are planned to be completed in late fall of 2016, with the theater and the hotel tower opening in the winter of 2016.


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/07/02/24144/


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Margaritaville launches on HSN

The fast-growing Margaritaville brand will launch on HSN on July 3 with a beautiful assortment of exclusive and curated products that capture the escapism of island living. Every Friday during the month of July, beginning at 5 p.m. (ET), viewers can enjoy ‘It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere’ Margaritaville programming highlighting the branded merchandise that introduces the island mindset to every home. The collection spans across culinary, Home, Apparel, Electronics, Entertaining and Beauty, featuring exclusive products in every area.


HSN is hosting a summer giveaway to celebrate the Margaritaville launch. The ‘Escape to Somewhere‘ sweepstakes launches today through July 31, giving participants the opportunity to explore the true Margaritaville lifestyle with an all expense paid, 7-day, 6-night trip to the Margaritaville Wyndham Rio Mar resort in Puerto Rico. For those who prefer to bring the Margaritaville party home, HSN launched a social campaign in June where Margaritaville fans were invited to share what Margaritaville was to them on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to win a Margaritaville Block Party for themselves and 25 of their friends in their hometown. The winner will be selected on Friday, July 3, during the ‘Five O’Clock Somewhere’ show between 5 and 8 p.m. (ET).


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/07/02/24130/


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McAnally & Utley talk about Buffett and musical influences

From WGN Radil: “Coral Reefers Mac McAnally and Michael Utley talk Buffett, the Dixie Flyers and more from the session circuit

Guitarist Mac McAnally and keyboardist/musical director Michael Utley take some time out from their tour with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band to talk with Dave Hoekstra on the Journal.

They talk about what it’s like collaborating with Buffett, how the unique blend of blues, country and jazz influences from the southern US have shaped their respective sounds, Utley’s work as part of Atlantic Records’ “Dixie Flyers”, and McAnally’s lengthy songwriting career. Listen to the interview here


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/07/01/24053/


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Workin’ and Playin’ in Chicago

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Workin’ n Playin’ tour to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Chicago last night.

The set list from the show is now available. Buffett and the band played 24 songs including “It’s My Job”, “That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ To It” (last played June 26th 2007 in Camden, NJ), and a “Banana Republics” / “Cowboy In The Jungle” medley for the final encore.

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks was a special guest for the show and brought out the Stanley Cup during the song “Volcano” (related story). Kane was a guest on the Bing and Bong show before the show and poured some Landshark Lager into the Stanley Cup.
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The next leg of the tour resumes on August 13th at the First Niagara Pavilion in Pittsburgh, PA.

Buffett was in Chicago on Wednesday night and had dinner at Shaw’s Crab House. Jimmy enjoyed some oysters and gumbo (in a white sports coat).
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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/28/23908/


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Workin’ and Playin’ in Detroit

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Workin’ n Playin’ tour to the West Riverfront Park in Detroit, MI last night.

The set list from the show is now available. Buffett and the band played 26 songs including “Off To See The Lizard”, “Last Man Standing”, “Scarlet Begonias”, and “Tin Cup Chalice” for the final encore.

The Detroit Free Press has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett and fans bring the beach party to Detroit riverside

Jimmy Buffett played his first show at Detroit’s new West Riverfront Park, drawing a colorfully attired Parrothead crowd that appeared to number more than 18,000 for a daylong party.

Reaching well back into his catalog — as he’d do frequently throughout the night — Buffett kicked off with the piano-fueled, horn-flecked “Ragtop Day,” seaside-smooth “Off to See the Lizard” and feel-good “License to Chill,” with Landreth back onstage for a guest guitar spot.

A gray day had morphed into a perfectly lovely evening for a crowd that appeared to number more than 18,000 — what would mark the biggest gathering yet at the year-old Detroit park.


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/26/23773/


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Buffett records video for Playing For Change

A recent post on Facebook says that Jimmy Buffett recorded a video for The Grateful Dead tribute “Playing For Change”

From Facebook: Boss doing his part in Playing For Change’s soon to be released ‘Ripple’ video. As Jerry Garcia said, “Let there be songs to fill the air…” (the Montauk Lighthouse is in the background)


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In honor of The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary and final show, Playing For Change will soon release a brand new Song Around The World covering The Grateful Dead’s 1970 classic, “Ripple.” Featuring an eclectic cadre of legendary artists, including new and veteran Playing For Change musicians, “Ripple” will be released on July 5th as the 50th and final video of JamBase’s Grateful Dead tribute series, “Songs Of Their Own.”

Net proceeds from “Ripple,” and associated merchandise and sponsorship opportunities, will benefit the Playing For Change Foundation’s music schools and programs for children worldwide.


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/24/23710/


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Buffett asked about doing a New Album

From MacombDaily.com: “Sound Check: New music is on Jimmy Buffett’s horizon

It almost makes you forget Buffett makes records, too. But he does — and has for 45 years this summer. His releases started going Top 5 during the ’90s, and he nailed his first No. 1 with 2004’s “License To Chill.” But Buffett — whose empire also includes restaurants, satellite radio, Internet radio and TV stations and his own record label — says he, like so many other artists, is taking his time figuring out the best way to release music in the digital age.

“Will we do another album? I don’t know the answer to that,” Buffett, 68, says by phone. “We’re just trying to find the system where the next batch of new music goes. It’s certainly not like it was when I started out, or for most of my career, for that matter.”

“For me, an album is just about adding something; if you like this, you can add it to the collection,” he explains. “I’m not out there trying to win hits or chase Grammys or (stuff) like that. I’m just trying to stay in the game at our level.”

Buffett sees the potential for using the digital world to his advantage, too — such as live or filmed streams of him and the band in the studio working on new music, and possibly investing the Parrotheads in the process.

“We can have ’em in there watching us make it, and they can say what songs they want — that’s the kind of thing I’m looking at,” he says. He also hopes that seeing an album being made will make fans more apt to actually buy it when it comes out.

“The beauty of having the other guys in the same room is you can switch gears and automatically make changes or go on to something else instead of having the one idea you’ve been presented with and having to bang your head against the wall to make it work,” he explains. “Truth be told, that’s the way it should be. That’s the way we made the last few albums, and it was an amazing experience. I think we all really, really enjoyed that, and I think that’s something people would enjoy seeing.”


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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/06/24/23707/


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