Little Feat: Video Premiere From New Album, Out This Week


New Album
The 16th studio effort from long-lived and justly celebrated Little Feat is titled Rooster Rag (released June 26 on Rounder Records), and documents a vitality that many a baby band would love to have. Keyboardist-singer Bill Payne delivers four new songs written with the legendary Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Fred Tackett (vocals, guitar, mandolin) contributes four songs that demonstrate some superb songwriting and singing. Guitarist-singer Paul Barrere drops a classic cover and a sizzling rocker written with the late Stephen Bruton. Percussionist Sam Clayton brings it with a cover of Little Walter. New band member Gabe Ford (drums) keeps Feat’s funky rhythms going in a fashion that would have made the late Richie Hayward proud. And bassist Kenny Gradney just keeps on providing a truly superb bottom end.

Recorded at long-time Bonnie Raitt guitarist Johnnie Lee Schell’s studio in Los Angeles, Rooster Rag includes visits from Fabulous Thunderbirds harp monster Kim Wilson, all-around string star Larry Campbell on violin, Delaney & Bonnie alum Darrell Leonard on trumpet, Joe Sublet on saxophone, and additional vocals from Johnnie Lee himself.

JamBase is pleased to present the premiere of the first video from Rooster Rag, and you can check out the track listing and upcoming Little Feat tour dates below.

Track Listing
Candy Man Blues – (Mississippi John Hurt), sung by Paul
Rooster Rag – (Bill Payne and Robert Hunter)
Church Falling Down – (Fred Tackett)
Salome – (Bill Payne and Robert Hunter)
One Breath at a Time – (Fred Tackett), vocals by Fred, Sam, and Paul
Just a Fever – (Paul Barrere and Stephen Bruton)
Rag Top Down – (Bill Payne and Robert Hunter)
Way Down Under – (Bill Payne and Robert Hunter)
Jamaica Will Break Your Heart – (Fred Tackett), vocal by Paul
Tattooed Girl – (Fred Tackett)
The Blues Keep Coming – (Bill Payne and Gabriel Ford)
Mellow Down Easy – (Willie Dixon), vocal by Sam

Little Feat Tour Dates

  • July
    14 Hideaway Park Winter Park, CO
    21 Da Vinci Days Festival Corvallis, OR
    26 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
    27 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
    28 Tipitina’s New Orleans, LA
    30 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
    31 Florida Theater Jacksonville, FL

    1 Capitol Theater Clearwater, FL
    3 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
    4 Cats Cradle Carrboro, NC
    5 The Morehead Center Morehead City, NC
    7 Bottle and Cork Dewey Beach,DE
    8 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
    10 Flying Monkey Performance Center Plymouth, NH
    11 Indian Ranch Webster, MA
    12 Blue Ocean Music Hall Salisbury, MA
    14 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
    15 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
    17 Whitaker Center Harrisburg, PA
    18 Folk Festival Philadelphia, PA
    20 The Music Pier Ocean City, NJ
    22 Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club New York, NY

    2 Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater Minneapolis, MN
    3 Verizon Events Center Mankato, MN
    5 Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
    6-7 Park West Chicago, IL
    11 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
    13 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO
    14 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival Telluride, CO

    Little Feat Tour Dates :: Little Feat News

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