Jimmy Buffett is well aware of hurricanes and sailing, therefore, the singer-and the songwriter has been enlisted to help and promote a regatta on the St. Barts, Caribbean Island and show that life is returning to normal after the hit of Hurricane Irma at the place in September.
“In the year 1978, I sailed into the harbor and after Florida, it has always kind of been my second Caribbean home,” Buffett said this over the phone from New York, where he is getting ready for the Broadway premiere of his musical, “Escape to Margaritaville.”
”All my kids have grown up down there. And I have a fond attachment from the place because of those early days. I have seen it in a lot of phases and according to me it is one of the most unique places on the planet.”
Buffett has grown up on the Gulf Coast and he said to call that “I am a child of hurricanes.” In addition to writing songs such as “Son of a Son of a Sailor, A Pirate Looks at Forty,” and ”One Particular Harbor” and he also wrote “Trying to Reason with the Hurricane Season.”
Presently, Buffett owns a villa on St. Barts and despite the hurricane it was undamaged. He said he is impressed with the way island residents are bouncing back and he is eager to help them.
He said, “They are pretty resilient people there and they always have been. They did an amazing job in getting the place in any way presentable.”
Buffett has also played a free concert on Gustavia the main dock on Dec. 27 to give locals a break.