The Indomitable Little Feat By Request

Article Contributed by Dennis McNally | Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Fifty-two years of great music doesn’t squeeze down to a short announcement 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.

But it’s not at all just about the past.  Little Feat is proud to announce the release (available on all the usual digital platforms Friday, July 16th) of their latest single, “When All Boats Rise,” a combination of optimism, fire, and heart that will make you dance and maybe puddle up.  The video will premiere on today, July 13th.

Little Feat is especially pleased to announce that they’re going back where they belong—the stage.  They’ll break the long (almost two years!) pandemic drought with a special livestream on September 20 from Nashville, followed by an interactive full-band Q & A session, courtesy of 237 Global.

Then in November they’ll kick off their “By Request” tour, where they will perform the songs and setlists that Feat Fans have asked for.  V.I.P. packages go on sale day after tomorrow, July 14th.  See  The tour will go on sale on Friday, July 16th.  

For more info on how to take part in the song selection, go to  

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 many Feat fans.  Fortunately, both guys have 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.

More than fifty years in, Little Feat’s 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.  

Nov. 11,Thur.    The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Nov. 12, Fri.        State Theatre, Ithaca, NY
Nov. 13, Sat.    Mayo P.A.C., Morristown, NJ
Nov. 15, Mon.    Paramount, Huntington, NY
Nov. 16, Tues.    The Egg (Hart Theatre), Albany
Nov. 17, Weds.    Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA
Nov. 19, Fri.        Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA
Nov. 20, Sat.    Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT
Nov. 21, Sun.    State Theatre, Portland

Jan. 19, Weds.    Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC*
Jan. 20, Thur.    Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC*
Jan. 22, Sat.    The Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL
Jan. 23, Sun.    Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jan. 25, Tue.    Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
Jan. 26, Wed.    King Center for Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL
Jan. 27, Thu.    Sunrise Theatre, Ft. Pierce, FL

*Jack Broadbent is support on all dates except Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC.