Little Feat

Event Details

    Showtime(s):

  • Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:00 PM Doors open at 6:30 PM Buy Tickets Now
  • Ticket Prices:

  • $45.00, $55.00, $69.50, $99.50, $175.50 (VIP), $249.50 (VIP with Meet & Greet), plus fees
  • Tickets Go On Sale:

  • Jun 21, 2019
  • Additional Details:

  • A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Artist Website:

  • www.littlefeat.net
Rock band, Little Feat will bring their 50th Anniversary Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m.
 
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the F.M. Kirby Center, by phone at (570) 826-1100 and online at www.kirbycenter.org.  A Kirby Member Pre-Sale will begin Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m. 
 
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 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 band signed up Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton (percussion) and Kenny Gradney (bass), and the new guys are still around.  
 
1973’s Dixie Chicken gave them the title track and “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” as good a blues as any rock band’s ever written.  The hits kept coming: the title track from Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974) and The Last Record Album (1975), which included “Rock and Roll Doctor,” “All That You Dream,” and “Oh, Atlanta” – another Southern-based winner (pretty good for a bunch of guys from L.A.!)  
 
In 1977, Time Loves a Hero delivered the classic title song, and their career to that point was summed up with the live Waiting for Columbus, truly one of the best live albums rock has ever heard.  
 
Success is hard.  It cost Feat their founder, Lowell George, who passed in 1979.  And it cost them, temporarily, their joy; shortly after, they disbanded.  In 1986, Barrere and Payne met up in a chance jam session, and found that they could still find that inspiration.  They added Bob Dylan’s guitarist Fred Tackett to the lineup and toured for quite a while, but in 2010 the big C claimed Richie Hayward.  They looked around and realized that Gabe Ford, Richie’s drum tech (and Robben’s nephew), fit right in.  And that’s the Little Feat of today:  Payne, Barrere, Tackett, Gradney, Clayton & Ford, for your listening pleasure.  
 
Fifty years down the road, they’ve been up and they’ve been down and they know where they belong – standing or sitting behind their instruments, playing for you.  And anything’s possible, because the end is not in sight.  
 
VIP packages available online only:
 
Dixie Chicken VIP Package- $249.50 plus fees
•  1 Premium Ticket
•  Access to After Party with Little Feat
•  1 Exclusive Little Feat Gift Pack
•  1 Limited Edition Lithograph
 
 
Willin’ VIP Package -  $174.50 plus fees
•  1 Premium Ticket
•  1 Exclusive Little Feat Gift Pack
•  1 Limited Edition Lithograph