On the way to the gig at Soul Kitchen, Little Feat co-founder Bill Payne dropped by the ZEW Lounge to chat music, teach us a few things about piano and played a few tunes.
Payne said the current Little Feat lineup is basically the same as last few years: Paul Barrere, Fred Tacket, Kenny Gradney, Sam Clayton but a new drummer Gabe Ford (nephew of blues guitarist Robben Ford). Ford replaced Richie Hayward who passed away. Payne discusses the musical losses and the way the losses carry the musicians on to bring the music to the fans.
He gave the background to Oh Atlanta before playing it on piano and did a medley of sorts from the new record ‘Rooster Rag’, which is on sale now.
And what an excellent show too, pulling the fan faves out that fit comfortably with the new material.