Favorite

Little Feat 

Wednesday, June 6, at House of Blues.

One could argue that Little Feat without founding member Lowell George is like the Allmans without Duane or the Beach Boys without Brian -- that is, just plain wrong. But for a band nearly 40 years old, Little Feat isn't doing that badly. The band still boasts half the lineup heard on the group's way-underrated debut from '71, as well as its strong follow-up, Sailin' Shoes. What's more, five-sixths of the musicians present for Little Feat's commercial breakthrough, 1973's Dixie Chicken, are still on board. For better or worse, that was the album that redefined the band's sound, introducing elements of New Orleans R&B, Latin percussion, and some very laid-back funk (i.e., nothing that would be confused with James Brown).

They worked subtle variations on that sound, with diminishing returns, until George's death in '79. Then they reunited in the late '80s, gradually repositioning themselves as elder statesmen of the jam-band circuit -- a wise move for a band whose studio albums haven't been relevant since 1975.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Michael Blackson @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Fri., July 28
  • Wade Oval Wednesdays (Music Around Town)

    • Wednesdays. Continues through Aug. 30
  • Paul Virzi @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., Aug. 3

© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation