An all-star tribute to the iconic Little Feat live album Waiting For Columbus will be held in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. Blackbird Presents has announced a concert entitled “New Orleans Is Waiting For Columbus” which will take place at the historic Saenger Theatre on Saturday, May 6.
“New Orleans Is Waiting For Columbus” will be led by musical director Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and Grammy-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist Don Was along with singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson, MMW keyboardist John Medeski, Dave Malone of The Radiators, funk drummer Terence Higgins and Bonerama’s Mark Mullins. Special guests are also expected.
Little Feat issued Waiting For Columbus in 1978. The live album compiled recordings from the band’s 1977 performances at the Rainbow Theatre in London and at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C. It remains Little Feat’s best-selling release of all-time and contains such classics as “Dixie Chicken,” “Time Loves A Hero,” “Fat Man In The Bathtub” and “Willin’.”
The event is being put together by the team behind such tributes as “The Last Waltz 40” and “Nevilles Forever: A Celebration Of The Neville Brothers.” Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster.