Jesse Winchester Tribute on Radio Margaritaville This Friday

This Friday, April 18th, Radio Margaritaville pays tribute to influential singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester. Tune in throughout the day to hear Mac McAnally, Rodney Crowell, Elvis Costello, Bill Flanagan, and more share memories of Jesse and play songs from Jimmy Buffett’s Tribute Album to Jesse “Quiet About It” (Jimmy sings on the track “Gentleman of Leisure”).

Jesse Winchester 1944 – 2014

“You can’t talk about the best songwriters and not include him.” – Bob Dylan
“The word that comes to mind is grace.” – Elvis Costello

Jesse Winchester, a singer’s singer and a songwriter’s songwriter, died of bladder cancer on April 11, 2014, at the age of 69. His voice, by turns ethereal, sly, earthy, and heartbreakingly direct, delivered some of the finest songs of our time over more than four decades of live performance, and twelve original albums, including the forthcoming A Reasonable Amount of Trouble. His songs have been covered by artists as different as Jimmy Buffett, Elvis Costello, Reba McIntyre, Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and the Everly Brothers.

That wave of activity was brought to an abrupt halt in June 2011, when Jesse was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. He underwent surgery and a brief but difficult treatment, which he faced with extraordinary dignity and spirit. Amazingly, in August of that year he was pronounced cancer-free, and he resumed his performing schedule. During his illness, an all-star group of artists recorded an excellent tribute album of Jesse’s songs, entitled Quiet About It. Jimmy Buffett, one of Jesse’s biggest fans, was the driving force behind the tribute.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2014/04/17/14000/

Jimmy Buffett to perform at Greenbrier Classic

From WestportNews.com: Jimmy Buffett will perform in concert during this year’s Greenbrier Classic Golf Tournament.

Officials of the PGA Tour event said Tuesday that Maroon 5 will perform on July 4 at the State Fair of West Virginia’s amphitheater in Fairlea the day after the tournament begins at the resort in White Sulphur Springs.

Buffett will perform on July 5 (ticket information)

The $60 price of weekly tournament badges includes admission to one of the concerts. Other weekly badges that allow for admission to both concerts start at $179, which is $10 higher than last year.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2014/04/01/13986/

Jimmy Buffett to perform at Greenbrier Classic

From WestportNews.com: Jimmy Buffett will perform in concert during this year’s Greenbrier Classic Golf Tournament.

Officials of the PGA Tour event said Tuesday that Maroon 5 will perform on July 4 at the State Fair of West Virginia’s amphitheater in Fairlea the day after the tournament begins at the resort in White Sulphur Springs.

Buffett will perform on July 5 (ticket information)

The $60 price of weekly tournament badges includes admission to one of the concerts. Other weekly badges that allow for admission to both concerts start at $179, which is $10 higher than last year.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2014/04/01/13986/

Buffett Performs in Australia

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played for an hour and a half on the beach at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast in Australia on Friday March 7th. Jimmy and the band played on stage at the Quiksilver Pro surfing event held on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The were joined on stage by 12 times world surfing champion Kelly Slater and 5 times woman’s champion Stephanie Gilmore. The crowd of about 1,000 people watched on while surfers took advantage of beautiful Australian summer conditions. (thanks to Greg and Cyndy for passing that along to us)

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2014/03/07/13975/

Frisco TX show confirmed

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
06/21/2014 – Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
Tickets on sale 3/07/2014 7th via TicketMaster

From the Dallas Morning Star: First Jimmy Buffett announced a concert in Austin. Houston next. Then no more Texas show announcements for about three weeks. I thought the Parrotheads in North Texas might pack up and move to Finland.

But no, the surfer-singer is officially headed to Frisco again this year, home of what’s considered one of the best tailgates each year on the Jimmy Buffett tour. The show is June 21 at Toyota Stadium (formerly FC Dallas Stadium, formerly Pizza Hut Park.)

John Fogerty is the opening act.

This year marks the second in a row for a Frisco-based concert, as the Coral Reefer Band took a detour to Dallas in 2012. That didn’t work out so well, according to most Parrotheads we interviewed, and by 2013 the show had returned to Frisco.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2014/02/28/13971/