Jimmy Buffett's Production Coordinator, Heikki Larsen, sits down with guests to talk working, playing and escaping thanks to their Margaritaville state of mind.
Kendall Lowe-Hamilton is a Parrothead. Ever since seeing her first Jimmy Buffett show in Atlanta, she and her husband have made road tripping to concerts a part of their lives. Even when they aren't going to shows they are chasing adventure while running a Cadillac dealership that features their dogs, Keys and Tex. Kendall talks about all the creative hats she builds for tailgates and her recent travels to White Sands, New Mexico for some sand surfing. Fins Up!
The Social Dilemma
I review the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, and talk about my trip to the Smokey Mountains with no cell service or wifi to escape a stressful week. If you've ever wanted to know what Jimmy Buffett thinks about when he sails, there's a story here.
Halloween in Tijuana with Michael Utley
I talk about blue chip Halloween candy, costumes as a kid, and speak with Michael Utley on the phone about the recording of Halloween In Tijuana off the Last Mango In Paris alum. Mr. Utley tells the story how Harrison Ford recorded the whip crack for the song and Roy Orbison's vocals on Beyond The End. Great stories from the Coral Reefer Band leader himself!
Roger Guth: Drummer and Coral Reefer
Roger Guth met Jimmy Buffett in 1989 for the recording of Off To See The Lizard and has been his drummer ever since. Roger talks about songwriting with Jimmy and how the music industry has changed over the years. He shares stories from the road, what he misses not being on tour and his favorite rock show during The Police's Synchronicity Tour. Fins Up!
The Omelette Show!
Steve "Omelette" Normandin is a morning show radio host on WKLT rock station in Traverse City, MI. He's had a crazy career in radio over the years and considers himself a diehard Parrothead. Learn how he started to sneak into rock concerts in high school dressed as a mall cop, how he almost got arrested by Homeland Security and how a velcro suit stunt on a highway billboard went wrong. He grew up going to Jimmy Buffett concerts at Great Woods in Mansfield, MA and loves his radio job because it's about making people happy.
Steve Lawler: Rock Production Royalty
Steve Lawler has been in the concert business for over 40 years. During that time he has worked for artists like Peter Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner, and Fleetwood Mac. His work as a promoter rep has allowed him to work with Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Chris Stapleton, Guns N Roses and Jimmy Buffett. Steve shares some stories from the road during this in depth interview about his career, bands he's worked with and why he loves his job. He talks about the first time he saw Van Halen, how Lynyrd Skynyrd settled arguments and the evening he was at a topless bar when he first heard a Jimmy Buffett song.