Tag Archives: Little Feat

September 2012 Letters

  FOLLOWING JUAN I have been following Juan [Michael Juan Nunez] around for about two and a half years and it has become an addiction to see Juan, Chad and Chief (Clint) do their stuff [Reviews, August 2012]. I have driven all the way over to Alabama to see Juan and would follow his band [...]

Little Feat, Rooster Rag (Rounder)

The history books say that when guitarist Paul Barrere, bassist Kenny Gradney and percussionist Sam Clayton joined Little Feat for the band’s third album, Dixie Chicken, the group moved dramatically toward a New Orleans style. The percolating counterpoint, deep fried funk and multi-guitar pyrotechnics that became the band’s musical trademark survived the loss of its [...]

Paul Barrere of Little Feat’s Louisiana Connection

After co-founder Lowell George left the band Paul Barrere became co-leader of Little Feat with keyboardist Bill Payne. A lifelong fan of New Orleans music, Barrere often plays with Louisiana musicians, and his slide guitar work has a rhythmic subtlety and sophisticated funk that reflects his New Orleans influences. Little Feat’s latest album, Rooster Rag, [...]

YouTube du Jour: Little Feat

Despite the recent downpours, southern rock staple Little Feat will surely set the house on fire Saturday night (July 28) at Tipitina’s. The blue-collar band has seen more than its fair share of hi-s, lows – not to mention lineup changes – since stepping on to the musical terrain in 1969. In OffBeat’s current issue, [...]

Little Feat, Shake Me Up (Morgan Creek Records)

The latest from Little Feat combines the old with the new as the Feat continues to develop a sound sleeker than that of the Lowell George-led version. The new sound is not the low-down, laid-back funk groove of the old band, but a more slickly-produced, studio-sounding band. Of the new line-up’s albums, this one rocks [...]