Jimmy Buffett discoverd Ilo Ferriera in a local club in the Cape Verde Islands off of West Africa en route to the 2007 Festival Au Dessert with legendary music pals Chris Blackwell and Tom Freston. After 2 years of friendship and collaboration, Buffett has released the young singer/songwriter's EP on Mailboat Records and introduced him to the western world with a surprise performance at this year's Bonnaroo festival.
The same surprise was in store for us last night as my friend Katie O'Connell got word late in the day that Buffett would be performing at the tiny and beloved Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY.
Just a few miles down the road from tony East Hampton, "The Talkhouse" is the antithesis of snobbery and just might be one of the last real deals left on the East End of Long Island. I adore the place. On the bill last night was "Ilo Ferriera w/ Special Guest". Word had obviously spread quickly that the "guest" was JB
and by the time we arrived, the place was packed/sold out/nada with Parrotheads pouring out of the windows and a growing crowd in the streets praying for a break.
We were lucky enough to get one of those breaks and were treated to what can only be described as one of those rare nights of music where everyone is instantly your new best friend (and handing a $20 over 3 rows of people to some guy at the bar to buy your next round seems like a perfectly normal thing to do). Sardine can would not be too much of a stretch... but a sardine can that every single person felt blessed to be jammed into.
Turns out Ilo's a real talent- blending Reggae and Pop with an African flair and enough Buffett meets Jack Johnson to appeal to a very wide audience. The highlights of the night were of course when Jimmy joined Ilo on stage and poured through many of his most beloved hits (Is there one word of "Margaritaville" that someone on the planet doesn't know?)
Buffet is truly a global legend and thankfully, he is using that stardom to find and nurture the next generation. We'd like to do our part as well so we give you Ilo! and send out a big thanks to The Talkhouse for letting us in on what Buffett best described as "just a quiet, little Wednesday night in Amagansett."原帖地址: Jimmy Buffett Info http://www.buffettinfo.com/front-page-news/396-searching-my-lost-shaker-salt.html#post456