Jimmy Buffett The Coral Reefer Band
In 1969, Jimmy Buffett came to Nashville fully geared up to start his recording career as a country artist. The following year he recorded his folk rock debut album titled “Down to Earth”. At this point in time, Jimmy was usually found busking for tourists in New Orleans. Realizing his talents, singer Jerry Jeff Walker took him on a busking tour to Key West. Exploring opportunities for a flourishing career, Jimmy moved to Key West where he developed the “easy-going beach-bum persona” for which he is popularly known now., Jimmy was successful in creating a sound referred to as “gulf and western”. The name “gulf and western” is derived from the elements from earlier compositions which draw their influences from country, folk and western music along with lyrical themes from the Gulf of Mexico. The second album that he worked on was cancelled earlier as Barnaby Records the label company presumably “lost” the master tapes.
The undaunted artist fought through the hardships brought on to him and proceeded to make his third album. In 1973, Jimmy released “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean,” followed by the release of albums “Living & Dying in 3/4 Time” and “A1A” in the next year. Two years down the road and the album “Havana Daydreamin'” came to being in 1976. The next year, in 1977 the album bearing the hit song Margaretville was released under the title “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”. Chart ranking songs produced by Buffet include Come Monday, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Fins, Pencil Thin Moustache and many more. With memorable compositions, Jimmy has successfully established himself as a remarkable songwriter and singer.
The enthusiastic fans of Jimmy Buffet are popularly known as “Parrotheads." Over the years, Jimmy has presented the Parrotheads with twenty-seven studio albums, twelve live albums, nine compilation albums, nineteen music videos and sixty-seven singles. The studio albums “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Son of a Son of a Sailor,” “Fruitcakes,” “Banana Wind” and “License to Chill” were certified as platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America whereas the albums “Take the Weather with You,” “Beach House on the Moon,” “Don't Stop the Carnival,” “Barometer Soup” and “Volcano” were certified as gold.
The ultimate beach party musician Jimmy Buffett has hit the road with his touring and recording band called the Coral Reefer Band. Make sure you get the Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band tickets so that you can enjoy his memorable country music compositions. Initially, the Coral Reefer Band started out as a fictional band with a group of imaginary members such as Kitty Litter, Kay Pasa, Marvin Gardens and Al Vacado. The current line-up of the band includes Michael Utley, Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer, Robert Greenidge, Roger Guth, Doyle Grisham, Tina Gullickson, Eric Darken, Mac McAnally, John Lovell and Nadirah Shakoor. Do visit the nearest venue to enjoy country music to the fullest, presented by these remarkable musicians, live on stage.