Los Lobos Members Join Little Feat In Cincinnati

Watch Steve Berlin, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas’ collaborations with Little Feat.

By Scott Bernstein Jun 19, 2024 1:29 pm PDT

Little Feat‘s Can’t Be Satisifed Summer Tour came to Cincinnati last night for a concert at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend. Los Lobos kicked off the festivities and members of the rock band from East L.A. sat in with Little Feat at various points of their headlining set.

The current Little Feat lineup consisting of longtime members Sam Clayton on percussion, keyboardist Bill Payne, bassist Kenny Gradney and multi-instrumentalist Fred Tackett joined by more recent additions guitarist Scott Sharrard and drummer Tony Leone loaded the setlist with classics. A parade of special guests started after the band reeled off “Fat Man In The Bathtub,” “All That You Dream,” “Oh Atlanta” and “Old Folks Boogie” to begin their set.

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Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin added to a combo of “Spanish Moon” and “Skin It Back.” Scott Sharrard sang the former with Tony Leone handling lead vocals on the latter. Berlin took a solo during “Spanish Moon” added accents to the “Skin It Back” that followed.

Watch Steve Berlin unite with Little Feat for “Spanish Moon” > “Skin It Back” at Riverbend:


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“Willin'” came next and then guitarist David Hidalgo of Little Feat and harmonica player Michael “The Bull” LoBue emerged. Hidalgo and LoBue accompanied the sextet on the Little Milton-penned blues number “Mellow Down Easy.” Michael LoBue stuck around and Cesar Rosas came out for the ensuing “A Apolitical Blues” that encompassed a cover of Muddy Waters’ “Long Distance Call.”

See the collaborations with David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas and Michael LoBue below:


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Little Feat went at it alone for the rest of their set last night. “Cold, Cold, Cold” followed the guest spots and then “Hate To Lose Your Lovin'” was played ahead of fan favorites “Dixie Chicken” and “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now.”

Los Lobos will be on the road supporting Little Feat this weekend. The two bands play Indianapolis on Thursday, Grand Rapids (Michigan) on Friday and Highland Park (Illinois) on Saturday.

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Setlist (via Setlist.FM)

Set: Fat Man In The Bathtub, All That You Dream, Oh Atlanta, Old Folks Boogie, Spanish Moon* > Skin It Back*, Willin’, Mellow Down Easy**, A Apolitical Blues^ > Long Distance Call^ > A Apolitical Blues^, Cold Cold Cold, Hate To Lose Your Lovin’, Dixie Chicken, Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

  • * – with Steve Berlin on saxophone
  • ** – with David Hidalgo on guitar and Michael LoBue on harmonica
  • ^ – with Cesar Rosas on guitar and Michael LoBue on harmonica
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