So we need to get our fix of the spicy musical stew that Little Feat has kept simmering for more than four decades however and wherever we can.
It was just a couple of weeks ago that co-founder and keyboard player
Now it's time for the wonderful touring acoustic mini-Feat Fest that brings us up close and personal with guitarists
Barrere and Tackett will play at
I can tell you from first-hand experience, having see them last year at
They dish up Feat hit after hit and offer some musical surprises along the way.
Having Barrere out on the road even for a short hop is an unexpected bonus. He had announced late in 2012 that he was taking an entire year off of touring with Little Feat in order to devote full attention to aggressively treating a case of hepatitis C that had afflicted him since 1994. The band has yet to come back out full time since then.
Tackett and Barrere first played together on the Little Feat album "Dixie Chicken" in 1973, back when Barrere first joined the band and well before Tackett joined in 1987.
Since then, they've played together for hundreds of shows and traveled together for hundreds of thousands of miles.
Barrere plays guitar and slide guitar and sings lead and background vocals, while
Little Feat has been one of the funkiest things on the charts seemingly forever -- since 1969, when the late
While Little Feat has gone through a number of personnel changes over the years, it has remained a remarkably stable constant on the roots rock touring scene, with only the
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