The celebration of the Jimmy Buffett Key West years and what it has led to in people’s personal life. From visiting the keys for a weekend vacation or leaving everything up north in search of a new lifestyle in the little island I call home.
What can I say about Vaughn Cochran. Amazing stories and a more amazing human. Join Vaughn and me as we chat Key West in its prime, The Chart Room as it should be and so much more about the glory days of Key West.
Join Clay Eals and me to talk about the Amazing Steve Goodman, Jimmy Buffet, and people he interviewed for this amazing accomplishment. His book, "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music," is the culmination of eight years of research and writing. I encourage everyone to order this amazing read.
Join Pat Rose and me as we talk manatee. Pat is Save the Manatee Club’s (SMC) Executive Director. Pat has over 40 years of experience working with manatees and is an Aquatic Biologist and Certified Public Manager. He is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on the Florida manatee. Sharing some Buffett stories with us as well, I really enjoyed this episode. Please visit savethemanatee.org and backtotheisland.org and support in any way possible.
Join John H. Cunningham and myself talk life in Key West, JB in life and literature, and song lyrics that hit home. John is an accomplished author and a very good friend of mine. This episode was done in real Key West style. Both our feet in the pool while drinking. Enjoy
Join Steven Taylor and me as we chat about what it was like growing up in the house of blues. His Father being Greg "fingers" Talor and His "pops' (stepfather) Kim Wilson are two amazing Blues musicians. I'll say at a young age Steven is well on his way to being one of the greats also. We discuss backstage with JB, growing up with Buffett playing, and maybe a future plan of young Coral Reefer stars. Please follow and enjoy Stevens music as much as I do
Join Peter Mayer and me to discuss what it's like being a Coral Reefer and writing, performing, and hanging with Buffett. Such a pleasure to have an hour chatting about life with Peter and hearing him play a few songs of his own (also maybe a McCartney song). This was one of my favorite episodes so far. Enjoy
Join Dave McKenney and me as we talk about riding a bike in old town Key West early morning.... before the crowds. JB is a huge influence on Dave's music career and personal life. He's a frequent act at MOTM and local PH clubs. Also performing with Reefers from time, Dave has found his place in the Buffett community. Enjoy as he plays "woman goin' crazy" and his own hit "the bike ride".
Join Adam Capps and me as we share our love for the JB community and all things Buffett. Adam is not only of the nicest people that I've ever come across, but he is also one of the most enthusiastic JB fans I have the privilege to talk to on a daily basis. We explore a little more into the 90's era as he and his podcast partner Hank have inspired me to sit down and take a good hard listen again.
Join Brendan Coyne and me as we discuss coming to the Keys for the first time JJW and JB style. This man did it the correct way. Took his old bike around town and ate his own weight up in crab meat. Brendan is a true classic Buffett fan and supporter. Also is killing it on the food front. Give him a follow @foodiessouthshore
Join G love and Me as we discuss partying in the islands with JB and family, opening up for the Coral Reefers, and being forgotten by Buffett on stage. One of my personal favorites, G has been a solid soundtrack to some great moments in my life. I encourage everyone to listen to new and old albums. We cover some amazing topics, from mushrooms for two to a Grammy nominee. I promise you won't want to miss this episode.
Join Roger Bartlett and me as we talk about what it was like being the first Coral Reefer on the road with JB. From how he got the gig to touring around nonstop. We chat about his apartment in Key West that he never actually slept at, his inspiration for the song Dallas (a personal favorite), and what's next. I encourage everyone to check out the album Manhattan and look out for his upcoming album being released in early 2021.
Join Capt Mark Reinhardt and me as we discuss life in Key West, sailing around the world, and Jimmy Buffett in our day to day life. Mark just happens to be my best friend these days. You can normally find us at Schooners Warf early morning or out on the water on the Pampero (his boat). A true pirate and a good man. I encourage you to follow along with him on his journey at sailingoffthegrid.com
Join Ryan White and I as we discuss his amazing Buffett biography " A good life all the way". A must-read for Parrotheads, casual JB fans, or just Nomads looking for a new read, We chat about the sadness of Margaritaville and the happiness that fifty years of Buffett music brings to so many. I truly look forward to having a beer with Ryan in the near future.
Former Road manager for Buffett, Bob Liberman, and I talk about what it was like being with Jimmy in the 70's and 80's. After his month tour with Bob Dylan he got the call from Jimmy and wild times soon followed. From the BOOM BOOM drinks to flying to Tahiti to find backup singers. You'll laugh every second of this episode I promise you.
Join B-Man, Mi-Shell, and I chat moving to Key West in an RV, Buffett getting margaritas to go and local musicians. You can catch them live weekly on FB and YouTube or just walk into the Key West Trading Company tasting room. Also, I had them play a couple of Buffett songs I love and an original hit " Key West Bound". Enjoy!!!
Join Zach Gill and I talk life. This is a true "stories we could tell" episode. From being blessed by the Godfather of soul to burning your dreams in the backyard. He sat in while Buffett held court at the hotel bar and has crossed paths with Jimmy many times. In all serious Zach is one of my favorite musicians from his work with Jack Johnson, A.L.O, and now his solo career. I love it all. Please enjoy and give his new album Cocktail Yoga a listen.
Join Anthony Monaco and I chat his old love for Buffett newly found, his daughter's love for JB, and a feeding frenzy tattoo. A wild Buffett collection involving Fingers harmonica, a flip phone Buffett took on the stage and so much more. Thanks again for the presents you sent me.
Join Special Guest Delaney Buffett and Dylan Orenstein as we chat about the exciting "songs you don't know by heart", vintage Buffett clothing, and walking the streets of Key West with Jimmy. I'm very honored to be able to have them both on and share this experience with the Buffett world. Enjoy
Hemingway, Thompson, Williams, Buffett, and Shea...... join Bill Shea and me as we discuss our love for Key West and the need for Fausto's chocolate milk. A future Key West resident and a lover of the great Cincinnati Chilli, I see Bill and I being friends for a very long time.
Join Frank Luna and me on our similar life stories of travel, adventure, love of escapism, and Key West. From living in his 85 VW van "barefootin" to joining the National Guard at 35. This man was a Buffett GIF for a reason.
Join Jay Zuck and I discuss his NJ everything JB garage, his love for classic Buffett and why we don't own the vinyl "down to earth". After 50 shows he finally snapped and moved from lawn to the 2nd row. We agree on almost everything JB except "Big Rig". Forgive the ending when Jay's mic cuts out and I ramble on with my hate for the music scene in Key West.
Amanda Lynn and Tom are a die hard pair of Buffett fans. From ditching a wedding to see JB to yelling at Mac walking down the streets of Key West. Good stories about making sure Amanda's margarita blender is safe and her father being on a live recording of JB at the Exit Inn yelling "why don't we get drunk and screw" Margarita runs in the veins of the entire family.
John Rossman is an Author, dad, husband, and a huge JB fan. Join us as we talk about his book "our second child ", growing up in dive bars, Christmas in the keys, and having a cool one often at the Flora-Bama. Breakdowns and motorhomes, anything it takes to see Buffett.
Call him Bob Barrick or Kingdom Jasmine he leaves it up to you. Either way he is a great musician with a passion for Buffett. Join us as we chat vintage JB, his love for music and his go bag containing a jimmy Buffett sweatband.