WATCH: Jimmy Buffett Shares Impressive Guitar Moves Alongside Lyrics in Latest Post

by Atlanta Northcutt
(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Escape To Margaritaville)

Jimmy Buffett seems to be in the heart of Margaritaville as he plays his guitar in ocean paradise, making
Parrotheads and most everyone else a little jealous.

But who couldn’t use a little Buffett and sunshine during times like these?

Jimmy Buffett Brings Fans a Little Sunshine

During the cold winter months and dangerous times of COVID-19, Jimmy Buffett is looking warm and safe and pretty happy in his most recent Twitter post.

In a five-second video he posted on Twitter, Jimmy sits on a stool playing an upbeat melody with a beautiful background of the ocean, palm trees, and pool chairs behind him.

He captions the tweet with lyrics from the famous late-1960’s band The Mamas and the Papas.

“All the leaves are brown and the skies are gray/ I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day/ I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A./ California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day”

Jimmy doesn’t have to try hard to show off his musical talents while strumming his acoustic guitar plugged into an amp at his feet.

The Year in Margaritaville

In fact, the musician, best known for his hit song, “Margaritaville,” showed off the skills this year with the release of his first album in seven years, and he didn’t just release one record in 2020, but two.

Buffett still found time amidst a global pandemic to release his first studio album in seven years, Life on the Flip Side, although he was forced to cancel his tour. He released the album in May 2020. He then followed that up with the release of Songs You Don’t Know By Heart on November 30.

The record is a follow-up to his Songs You Know By Heart. His most well-known and beloved hits fill the 1985 album.

For Life on the Flip Side, Buffett recorded the album in his studio in Key West. He worked with his longtime Coral Reefer Band, along with several artists. One of those collaborations is with Willie Nelson’s son, Lukas, who is featured on the song “Who Gets to Live Like This?”

Songs You Don’t Know By Heart is Buffett’s 18th album and includes 15 of Buffett’s songs rarely played in concert.

A Family Affair

Each tune has a story behind it, and Jimmy’s daughter Delaney helps tell the stories through videos.

“The concept was to film dad and give intimate looks into songs and go down memory lane,” Delaney told Newsweek. “I sit down one-on-one with him and get an unplugged version of these songs. Not only to jog his memory, but also mine to remember the stories he would tell. Some songs he knew off cuff, and others it took some time for him to remember.  It’s a mix of mostly popular deep cuts and songs that resonate with people familiar with a lot of the older albums.”  

After the busy year he’s had, Jimmy is now enjoying some well-deserved relaxation and warm weather.