LITTLE FEAT Today Raise Their Glass To The “Milkman” In New Video

Article Contributed by SRO | Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The legendary-and-thriving LITTLE FEAT today (June 18) raise their glass to the “Milkman” with the newly released video for the opening track from their critically acclaimed, blues-focused album SAM’S PLACE (Hot Tomato Productions/MRI). You can feel the band’s joyous camaraderie in this mainly performance video filmed earlier this year at Studio Instrumental Rentals in Nashville. Watch “Milkman,” directed and edited by Michael Kessler, HERE.

The members of LITTLE FEAT 2024 are: Bill Payne, Keyboards and Vocals; Sam Clayton, Percussion and Vocals; Fred Tackett, Guitars and Vocals, Kenny Gradney, Bass; Scott Sharrard, Guitars and Vocals; and Tony Leone, drums and vocals. “Milkman” is an original LITTLE FEAT song written by Clayton (about his nephew), Tackett, and Sharrard. The deeply grooving track features Clayton on lead vocals, Payne on piano, Gradney on bass, Fred on electric guitar, Sharrard on slide guitar, and Leone on drums. In the video, premiered today at Glide Magazine, the band is joined by Steve Herrman on trumpet and Dana Robbins on saxophone. Interspersed throughout the video is archival footage of milkmen through the years.

LITTLE FEAT stopped into The GRAMMY Museum’s intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater on June 10 to celebrate the May 17 release of SAM’S PLACE. It’s their first new studio album in 12 years; first-ever blues album; and the first one to feature linchpin conga player Clayton on lead vocals on every song. The evening began with a lively conversation with moderator Scott Goldman (the museum’s artistic director) encompassing their career, creative process, and more. It was followed by a reliably rousing five-song performance from the band. Read Screamer Magazine’s account of the night HERE.

“Milkman” marks the fourth video from the album and follows these clips: “You’ll Be Mine,” a cover of the Willie Dixon-written chestnut popularized by Howlin’ Wolf; “Can’t Be Satisfied,” a rollicking interpretation of the classic Muddy Waters-written gem; and, most recently, “Long Distance Call,” another Muddy Waters song featuring a soulful duet with longtime friend Bonnie Raitt.

“I’ve always loved Little Feat and this new incarnation of the band is bringing some serious heat, cred and new blood to their enduring legacy,” said Raitt. “Every Feat fan loves us some Sam. I’m so glad he’s now gotten a chance to step out front and center and put his spin on these wonderful blues songs. I loved singing ‘Long Distance Call’ with him, always one of my favorites, and Scott slayed on slide. Know you’ll enjoy hanging out with us at Sam’s Place!"

LITTLE FEAT’s individual musical chops and collective chemistry light up the nine-track SAM’S PLACE, which was waxed at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN (August 2023), except for “Got My Mojo Working (Live),” recorded live at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, CO (December 17, 2022). This is the first LITTLE FEAT album recorded with new members Sharrard and Leone. Read more about the album HERE.

LITTLE FEAT is busy this summer and fall on the road. From touring with the Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline shows with The Wood Brothers, Los Lobos, Marc Broussard, Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel, The Steel Wheels, and Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, there will be plenty of chances to boogie with the band.

Here are LITTLE FEAT’s in-progress tour dates. For more information and ticket links, go HERE.





Thursday, June 20

Indianapolis, IN

Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park


Friday, June 21

Grand Rapids, MI

Meijer Gardens Amphitheater


Saturday, June 22

Highland Park, IL

Ravinia Festival

Co-Headline w/ Los Lobos

Monday, June 24

Evansville, IN

Victory Theatre


Tuesday, June 25

St. Louis, MO

The Factory


Wednesday, June 26

Kansas City, MO

Uptown Theater


Friday, June 28

Sioux Falls, SD

Washington Pavilion


Saturday, June 29

Saint Paul, MN

Fitzgerald Theater


Sunday, June 30

Mankato, MN

Vetter Stone Amphitheater


Tuesday, July 2

Des Moines, IA

Hoyt Sherman Place


Wednesday, July 3

Omaha, NE

The Astro


Friday, July 5

Morrison, CO

Red Rocks

Supporting The Avett Brothers

Saturday, August 17

Milford, CT

Milford Oyster Festival 2024


Sunday, August 18

Jim Thorpe, PA

Penn’s Peak


Tuesday, August 20

Deerfield, MA

Tree House Brewing Company Summer Stage


Wednesday, August 21

Hyannis, MA

Cape Cod Melody Tent


Thursday, August 22

Cohasset, MA

South Shore Music Circus


Saturday, August 24

Webster, MA

Indian Ranch


Sunday, August 25

Bethel Woods, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Supporting Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tuesday, August 27

Patchogue, NY

Patchogue Theatre


Wednesday, August 28

Philadelphia, PA

The Mann Center

Supporting Tedeschi Trucks Band

Friday, August 30

Selbyville, DE

Freeman Arts Pavilion


Saturday, August 31

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Supporting Tedeschi Trucks Band

Friday, October 18

Washington, DC

Warner Theatre


Saturday, October 19

Washington, DC

Warner Theatre


Sunday, October 20

Northfield, OH

MGM Northfield Park


Tuesday, October 22

Wheeling, WV

The Capitol Theatre


Thursday, October 24

Louisville, KY

Louisville Palace Theater


Friday, October 25

Cherokee, NC

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center


Saturday, October 26

Charlottesville, VA

The Paramount Theater


Monday, October 28

Virginia Beach, VA

Sandler Center For The Performing Arts


Tuesday, October 29

Charlotte, NC

The Knight Theater


Wednesday, October 30

Wilmington, NC

Kenan Auditorium


Friday, November 1

Macon, GA

Macon City Auditorium


Saturday, November 2

Miramar Beach, FL

Moon Crush Cowboy Moon 2024


Feb. 28 – Mar. 7, 2025

Miami, FL

Cayamo 2025