Album: Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
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It wasn’t until I started figuring out which Todd Snider songs I wanted to write about that I discovered that “West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown” was actually a pre-“Margaritaville” Jimmy Buffett song: a waltz-time song from Buffett’s 1974 album Living and Dying in 3/4 Time, about which I know absolutely nothing.
Which is true about the vast amount of his music that isn’t the songs that everybody knows. That said, I did see Jimmy Buffett in concert once. It was on the third day of US Festival in 1982, in which he performed between Jerry Jeff Walker and Jackson Browne on a day which opened with everybody playing in the band during “Breakfast With The Grateful Dead” and closed with Fleetwood Mac telling 100,000 heat-exhausted people to go their own ways.