Little Feat is very possibly the last-man -standing example of what used to be the norm in American music, a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive. Their catalog of classics includes “Willin,” “Easy to Slip,” “Sailin’ Shoes,” “Trouble,” “Tripe Face Boogie,” and “Cold Cold Cold” and, with Waiting For Columbus, possibly the greatest live album ever (up there with The Who’s Live at Leeds and The Allman Brothers at the Fillmore.) Feat took California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred it into a rich gumbo, and has been leading people in joyful dance ever since. They’re rich past has included playing with everybody from Bob Dylan to Beck, Willie Nelson to Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, and John Lee Hooker. Through ups and downs, the death of Lowell George years ago and the recent passing of original drummer Richie Hayward, Little Feat has held on to the music, friends, and the joy of the people out front. They know where they belong – standing or sitting behind their instruments, playing for you.
Tickets for both shows are available at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.