I remember hanging out on Bonita Beach, Florida on a two month sabbatical from my last real job.
It was a Monday in May, 1982. A local club owner was listening to me play the only ten songs I knew.
He asked me to play that night and I agreed to $50 since he said "no" to the $200 I suggested.
After renting a sound system and buying my own drinks, I think the night cost me $19 to do the one thing I completely enjoyed.
With more than 8,000 play dates behind me since then,
I'm still grateful to be playing my kind of music - I call it "warm weather music".
I have played for huge crowds and intimate gatherings, in big bars and beer joints.
It doesn't get much better than singing Jimmy Buffett songs for a living.
Except maybe singing original songs once in a while.
In case you hadn't heard,
I saved the good songs for the next set that I play.
See you somewhere!