|Photo by Tony Nelson|
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Jimmy Buffett began his career as a memorable and talented country singer in the 1960s before he was catapulted into the status of the most-respected and revered master of beach-themed rest and relaxation. To this date, he has 29 studio albums listed in his discography along with 14 live albums and 69 singles. Undoubtedly, he is one of the most revered and respected figures in whatever the fuck you want to call what he does, having collaborated with contemporary country artists such as Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, and Martina McBride.
Back for the first time since 2004, the object of many Parrotheads' affection took the stage to a roar of applause, opening the show with a medley of "Songs From St. Somewhere." His yellow swim trunks and blue shirt swayed back-and-forth to the island rhythm before moving into a percussion heavy cover of Van Morrisson's "Brown Eyed Girl." Buffett wore cuffs of yellow, green, and red, perhaps representing his love of reggae.More »