Tribute To Little Feat Is On Bud Light Stage Thursday

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fred Tackett and Paul Barrere of Little Feat will perform backed by the New Orleans Suspects in "A Tribute To Little Feat" on the Bud Light Stage at the Riverbend Festival on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

Review for New Orleans Suspects:

New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 and comprises some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including:  Reggie Scanlan on bass (The Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (current member of Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).  The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire.   Fans of New Orleans’ music are raving about the band’s live show. 

Review for Fred Tackett and Paul Barrere: 

Fred Tackett is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter best known for his work as a member of the legendary band Little Feat, heralded for their swampy, bluesy Americana rock.  Paul Barrere has been the guitarist for Little Feat since 1972.   Additionally, he has recorded and performed with many notable musicians including Robert Palmer, Bonnie Raitt and Carly Simon.   Tackett and Barrere tour as an acoustic duo; the pair has been joining New Orleans Suspects on tour dates for the last two years. 


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