Fifty-two years of great music doesn’t squeeze down to one page very easily.
“Dixie Chicken,” “Oh Atlanta,” “Willin’,” “Let it Roll,” “Spanish Moon,” and “Fat Man in the Bathtub” are just the merest hint of a repertoire that has inspired more joy and more dancing than you can imagine. Little Feat fused a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive, a mix of California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, all stirred into a rich gumbo that can only be Little Feat.
Their album Waiting for Columbus is a consensus contender for the finest live rock and roll album ever recorded.
Bill Payne (keyboards, vocals), Kenny Gradney (bass), Sam Clayton (percussion and vocals), Fred Tackett (guitars and vocals), Scott Sharrard (guitars and vocals), and Tony Leone (drums) are Little Feat in 2021.
Scott (Gregg Allman Band) and Tony (Olabelle, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Midnight Ramble Band) will be new to most Feat fans. Fortunately, they’ve both crossed paths with the band many times over the past decade, and they fit as elegantly and comfortably as a perfectly broken-in pair of jeans. They were born for this.
So is the audience, which is why they’re going to join the band and choose the setlist for every show on this first post-pandemic tour. For more info on that, go to www.littlefeat.net
More than fifty years in, 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.
Hailed as “the new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “the real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past few years wowing audiences across the globe with his blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar and blues inspired vocals. His songs can span from a beautiful folk ballad to straight-ahead rock and roll.
Born June 15th, 1988 in rural Lincolnshire, England, Broadbent grew up listening to artists like Radiohead, Robert Johnson, Joni Mitchell, and Davey Graham. These legends influenced Jack’s distinctive songwriting, singing, and style. Jack’s performances exude a warmth, humor, and energy that has electrified audiences worldwide. Broadbent has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronnie Wood, Peter Frampton, Tommy Emmanuel, and Tony Joe White. He has headlined a series of international tours including sold out shows across Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America.
Broadbent has four full length albums under his belt. His latest record, Moonshine Blue, was hailed by fans and critics alike for its soulful sound and depth of genre bending songs. Blues Matters said, “Moonshine Blue really shows off Jack’s true power as a singer-songwriter. Sonically, it has a rich, live sound which is a testament to the quality of the production and engineering. It truly is a superb album.” Recently, Broadbent has been working on new music, which should be coming out soon!