Jimmy Buffett's Production Coordinator, Heikki Larsen, sits down with guests to talk working, playing and escaping thanks to their Margaritaville state of mind.
Elmer Straub - 313 Presents VP of Entertainment and Production
Elmer and I talk about the upcoming tour season now that concerts can be held. Elmer discusses the importance of Jimmy Buffett in Michigan, his favorite Buffett song, how much he loves his job and the people he works with, Eddie Money playing Pine Knob, getting kicked in the chest by Nikki Sixx, giving Taylor Swift Motley Crüe's The Dirt to read, listening to Judas Priest on a pontoon boat and accidentally lighting it on fire. Fins Up!
Jimmy Buffett In Del Ray - Thank you Dave!
Thanks to Dave McDonough, Jimmy Buffett performed in Del Ray Beach to four sold out shows making it his first outdoor performance since the pandemic. Dave talks about how he got JB interested in the venue, the work he's done for Jimmy over the years and how his Margaritaville is live music. Special appearance by Dave's wife, Kim!
I Gotta Go Where It's Warm!
I travel to Cancun, Mexico and stay at the Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya Resort. I get a tan, jump in the ocean and visit a pyramid. Fins Up!
A Scotsman In Paradise
Kenny Moriarty lives in Saltcoats, Scotland. He first discovered Jimmy Buffett during a trip to St. Petersburg, FL by requesting one of Jimmy's songs on accident in a bar. He's how a huge fan and returns to the U.S. each each year with his lovely wife, Tootsie, to see Jimmy perform with their Parrothead friends. Kenny talks about kilt wearing, living in a Scottish beach town, his favorite island, and what makes Buffett shows so special. Fins Up!
Jay, known by his Twitter followers as Music Mentor, is a big fan of music and enjoys giving people album suggestions. He talks about his love of The Who, Jimmy Buffett and shares some of his favorite artists and songs. We discuss our new line up of The Traveling WIlburys and answer your Twitter questions. Fins Up!
Jason Kuhl - Tour Security Director
Jason Kuhl has worked as security director for Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, Linkin Park, and Backstreet Boys. He discusses how he got into the tour security business, what he does on the road and what he misses most not being on tour. Fins Up!
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.