22 Songs, 1 Hour 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The crux of Encores comprises 21st-century solo acoustic performances of Jimmy Buffett's 20th-century favorites, with very little (if any) accompaniment. In fact, 12 of the 22 songs are just Jimmy and his guitar. The other ten tunes feature spare backing by the random special guest or a few members of his band. And as the album’s title reveals, every song was recorded during the encore segment of different shows in the U.S. (as well as Paris) during his 2008/2009 tour. Ask any Parrot Head what the best part of a Jimmy Buffet concert is and they’ll tell you how he always saves the best for last — he himself likens his intimate encores to the dessert of a great meal. “Come Monday” opens with four elements; congas, steel drums and Jimmy’s guitar and voice. But it’s “Tin Cup Chalice” where you first get to hear just Jimmy and his six-string, revealing the true essence of the man and his music. Other notable performances include a breezy rendition of “Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans” with Allen Toussaint on piano as well as a festive cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The crux of Encores comprises 21st-century solo acoustic performances of Jimmy Buffett's 20th-century favorites, with very little (if any) accompaniment. In fact, 12 of the 22 songs are just Jimmy and his guitar. The other ten tunes feature spare backing by the random special guest or a few members of his band. And as the album’s title reveals, every song was recorded during the encore segment of different shows in the U.S. (as well as Paris) during his 2008/2009 tour. Ask any Parrot Head what the best part of a Jimmy Buffet concert is and they’ll tell you how he always saves the best for last — he himself likens his intimate encores to the dessert of a great meal. “Come Monday” opens with four elements; congas, steel drums and Jimmy’s guitar and voice. But it’s “Tin Cup Chalice” where you first get to hear just Jimmy and his six-string, revealing the true essence of the man and his music. Other notable performances include a breezy rendition of “Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans” with Allen Toussaint on piano as well as a festive cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.”

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About Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett isn’t just a singer/songwriter—he’s a lifestyle. A Southern boy who started his career trying to break into Nashville, Buffett eventually made his way to Key West, Florida, where he became synonymous with the shoes-off, feet-up image of island life. His music—a blend of folk, country, and tropical sounds sometimes called “gulf and western”—has an escapist quality, but a useful, reassuring one too. It's rife with good party jokes and Zenlike wisdom: a philosophy his fans continue to live by. For a guy whose best-known song, “Margaritaville," captured the pleasures of not doing all that much, Buffett's also a tremendously hard worker, parlaying the world of his music into nightclubs and restaurants, clothing lines and video games, bestselling novels and Broadway musicals. He’s also had one of the industry's most consistently busy touring schedules—what the perennially understated Buffett once called “a great summer job.”

HOMETOWN
Pascagoula, MS
GENRE
Rock
BORN
December 25, 1946

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