Jimmy Buffett has been a huge presence on tour, not just because of his incredible performances, but also his incredible impact on the art of performing.
It’s easy to forget that he’s the first rock star to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1969.
His music was the driving force behind his meteoric rise in the pop music and pop culture industries, and he’s always been a leader.
And now he’s getting back in the ring.
We caught up with Buffett during his tour of Europe to get his thoughts on his upcoming tour of the United States, his friendship with his old band, and more.
What was it like when you were inducted in 1969?
I remember hearing this amazing, beautiful song and seeing it on the radio, and I was just like, “Wow!
What is that?”
It was so amazing.
So, when you heard that, you were like, oh wow!
And I went and bought it, and it was amazing.
What was it about that song that got you to sing it?
There was no song I had ever sung before that had a feeling of such emotion and such emotion to it.
I thought it was a very beautiful song.
I was very fortunate that my wife, Lillian, sang it with me.
It was really nice to have that experience.
What do you think is the most interesting aspect of this tour?
I think it’s the fact that I’m playing this show with my old band and I’m going back into the band I was in for, which was in the early 70s.
I think I’m very much a part of that.
I know that I have a very different voice, but I feel the same passion for the music.
I want to bring people to that music that I used to have and play it for them.
I have to admit that when I was on tour in Europe, I thought that I was going to be singing a lot of songs.
But it was fun to see the reaction to the songs.
And I love playing those songs live, and people are going to sing along.
What are some of your favorite songs?
I’ve written quite a few, but there are some songs that I’ve never written, because I think that those songs have a lot more depth than the rest of the songs that you’ve done.
And some of the best ones are those songs that have that big a feel to them.
You’ve got to have something that’s really catchy, and there have to be some songs you’re really happy to sing and some songs just don’t work.
And then the ones that don’t have that feel, you’re not going to get them out there.
Are there any songs you haven’t written that you want to write?
I don’t know what I would write.
I’m just a little bit afraid that people will think I haven’t done anything.
I have no idea.
I mean, I’ve done songs before.
I’ve performed songs.
I love performing.
I just feel that when you have that connection with the audience, you get a sense of the experience that’s going on.
I don`t want to sing anything that’s not going well, but then I have to put it in the box and put the tape in the album.
Do you have any favorite songs that came out during your career that you would like to sing again?
I am very fond of the ’70s songs, but of course the ’80s songs are my favorites.
Do they make you feel good?
I`m not sure that I do, but they`re good.
You know, I think you`ve got to be able to be funny.
You`ve gotta be able with people, too.
So yeah, you know, it`s all a matter of how well you perform.
Is there anything you wish you could do more to help musicians?
I wish I could write more songs.
It`s a tough job, so I try to get into the studio and make something that`s not going as well as I want it to go.
But I think when I put something out, I`ll put it out with my own kind of spirit and my own personal vision.
I try not to let my own band or my old team of people tell me what to do.
And so I have this team that`ll work with me to make a better album.
I really feel that we`re really good at making albums and trying to do the best record we can.
I wish that I could have done more with my team and with the band.
Do any of your old bands ever come back?
I know some of them have done.
I remember when they came back to the studio, I remember thinking, “Oh, this is a band I`ve known since I was a kid. I`d love