Jimmy Buffett's Production Coordinator, Heikki Larsen, sits down with guests to talk working, playing and escaping thanks to their Margaritaville state of mind.
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.
Ep. 89 - Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun with Mary Romano
Mary Romano of Margaritaville Island Reserve talks about the newest resort in Mexico with Karisma Hotels and her love of travel. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, sails boats, and knows her Jimmy Buffett lyrics. Great stories shared here about how she got her job at Margaritaville and what it's like to work in paradise. Blender bikes, tour stories and more!
Ep. 88 - Chasing Perfection
I talk about being in road mode, taking time to be present and the defeat of chasing perfection. There's also a Jimmy Buffett story from Alpine Valley involving a shark fin and illegal fireworks.
Ep. 87 - A Pirate Looks At 46
I talk about the NFL starting, stadiums for concerts, fake crowd noise and an approaching birthday. Fins Up!
Ep. 86 - Chris Fryar, Drummer of Zac Brown Band
Chris Fryar talks about life off the road, the phone call from Zac to be in the band and where he finds his Margaritaville. He shares stories about meeting Ringo Starr, drumming influences and playing CMT Crossroads with Jimmy Buffett. Fins Up!
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A great podcast for all Buffett fans!
New Listener - Great Show!
As a relatively new fan, I have listened to the most recent shows featuring Mike Utley, Coleman Sisson and Stan Kellam. I thoroughly enjoyed these episodes and the glimpse into the more technical aspects of Jimmy’s road show and life on tour. The stories from Utley and his memory for past detail is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this perspective with the fans. And especially thanks Heikki for recording that call with Jimmy! 😁 Fins up!
Wonderful Podcast for not only Parrotheads, but anyone who appreciates live music.
This podcast can be characterized as the official podcast of concert tours around the globe. Insights from roadies, support personnel, business reps, and in some cases the musicians themselves take the listener into the dressing rooms, the hotels, the chow line, and on stage. JB’s production manager, Heikki Larson, has an all a access pass to get anyone he wants on his show, and really it’s quite the roster. Whether you are a Parrothead, concertgoer, or live music appreciator, you will quickly become a fan of this podcast.