Little Feat 50th Anniversary
18 & over unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This year marks Little Feat's Fiftieth (Golden) Anniversary and yes, they remain a golden and possibly the last example of what used to be the norm in American music: a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive. Feat took California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred it into a rich gumbo, and has been leading people in joyful dance ever since. And it all began because in 1969 Frank Zappa was smart enough to fire Lowell George from the Mothers of Invention and tell him to start a band of his own. Lowell first settled on keyboard wizard Bill Payne, then added drummer Richie Hayward and bassist Roy Estrada (also a Zappa vet). They were quickly signed by Warner Bros., and began working on the first of 12 albums with that venerable company. The name was part of the legend. A member of the Mothers happened to mention Lowell's small feet to him "with an expletive," said Paul Barrere. "Lowell deleted the expletive and the name was born with Feat instead of Feet, just like the Beatles. Neat, huh?" The first album, Little Feat, featured the instant-classic tune "Willin'," and the follow-up Sailin' Shoes added "Easy to Slip," "Trouble," "Tripe Face Boogie," "Cold Cold Cold" and the title track to their repertoire. Estrada departed, and the banVenue: Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester
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