This year ” …Columbus day” falls in March here In the Studio as we explore the fabulous, timeless Little Feat live double album Waiting for Columbus with band co-founder/keyboard player Bill Payne and singer/guitarist Paul Barrere on the album’s 35th anniversary. This effort is acclaimed as one of the greatest live albums in rock history, on a short list which includes the Allman Brothers Band’s Fillmore East, The Band’s Rock of Ages, Peter Frampton Comes Alive, and Lynyrd Skynyrd One More From the Road .
Songs include “Fat Man in the Bath Tub”,”Willin’ “, “Dixie Chicken”, “Oh Atlanta”, “Spanish Moon”, “Time Loves a Hero”, and “Rocket in My Pocket”. This is a no-holds-barred insider’s look at the talented but troubled Little Feat co-founder Lowell George and his complicated relationships within the band prior to his death from a drug-induced heart attack in 1979. This show is dedicated to the memory of George, plus band co-founder/drummer Richie Hayward.
Meanwhile the Little Feat band members will be defrosting from their just completed tour of Norway by hosting their tenth Little Feat Cruise to Negril Jamaica next week. “Keep on playin’ that tambourine…”- Redbeard