Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jimmy Buffett Helps Out Reggae Artist Who Once Brought Him Coffee & Croissants

*Courtesy Bajan Reporter

Jimmy Buffett must have the memory of an elephant – to go along with his huge philanthropic heart. When he plays Texas - and he always plays Texas – he thanks the audience for keeping him alive when he was just a kid, trying to eke out a living playing the coffee house circuit and bars up and down Greenville Avenue in Dallas.

Now, he’s lending a hand to a young reggae artist named Mishka who once brought him coffee and croissants during a trip to the islands.

Mishka was born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean. His new EP, Ocean Is My Potion, on Jimmy Buffett’s Mailboat Records, just debuted at #1 on the Soundscan Reggae Chart.

Mishka first met Buffett many years ago when he was an entrepreneurial four year-old delivering fresh croissants to Jimmy’s sailboat in the French West Indies with his sisters.

The musician and young Mishka formed a fast bond, and Jimmy wrote and recorded a song about him called, “Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants” which translates to, “Song For Little Children.

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