Jimmy Buffet, Mississippi’s sensational country rock artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre!
James William “Jimmy” Buffett was born in Pascagoula in 1946 and is a musician, songwriter, author, actor, and businessman. As a child, he played the trombone in his school’s band and went on to play guitar during his freshman year at university. His began his musical career as a country artist in Nashville during the late 1960s. He recorded his first album (Down to Earth) in 1970 and could be frequently found busking for tourists. In 1971 he went to Key West on a busking expedition, decided to move there and began to establish the easy-going beach-bum persona for which he is now known. Soon after his move he started to blend country, folk, rock, and pop music with coastal as well as tropical lyrical themes into a genre that’s sometimes called gulf and western. He started to tour frequently during the 1980s with a group he called The Coral Reefer Band and they recorded two his best-known songs; Margaritaville and Come Monday. Jimmy is also a writer with 3 New York Times Best Sellers and he’s also had several cameo appearances in movies (most recently in the 2015 film Jurassic World, where he’s holding two margaritas while dinosaurs are set loose in the park).
Don’t miss your chance to see the country-rock singer who built a vast empire with autobiographical songs reflecting his blissful Key West lifestyle!