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« on: September 13, 2016, 07:49:17 PM »

Just saw Little Feat at the Warner Theatre in D.C. last night.   For once it was nice not to be the oldest in the audience, but I was also surprised by the number of younger people there.  The band was tight, very tight, and they played for almost 2 1/2 hours with no warm up band.  I saw them in their heyday in the 70's, and I will always miss Lowell George, but it was a great show.  They even added a cover of "The Weight," and it fit perfectly.  At times, the sound of the audience singing along was almost as loud as the band, which in this case, just added to the good vibe. During "Oh Atlanta," the house lights came up, so you could see, as well as hear, everyone singing and dancing.  Normally I prefer everyone to shut the hell up during concerts, but not this one--I was singing right along.  A good night--
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 08:13:18 PM »

Glad to hear about them touring, great band
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 08:27:05 PM »

Didn't know they were touring again, but glad to hear it. They were among the best, especially with Lowell.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 08:30:24 PM »

Not the same band without Lowell but still very good.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 09:54:00 AM »

Glad to hear that they're touring. Lot's of music has come and gone since they started out, but theirs will always be way up on my list. Just too bad they're missing L.G.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 01:06:29 PM »

Glad to hear that they're touring. Lot's of music has come and gone since they started out, but theirs will always be way up on my list. Just too bad they're missing L.G.

The guy from Pure Prairie league does a good job with Lowell George's songs and vocals but no one can write like Lowell. One of my all time favorite bands, however.   
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 02:49:30 PM »

The guy from Pure Prairie league does a good job with Lowell George's songs and vocals but no one can write like Lowell. One of my all time favorite bands, however.   

I had been a Feat Fan for quite a while but never got a chance to see the original lineup with Lowell George.   In 1988 a series of events resulted in my getting two front row center seats at the Concord Pavillion to see Jeff Healey open for Little Feat.   This was right after they reformed with Craig Fuller handling most of the vocals.  They did an awesome job with the old material although some of the new stuff took the band in a slightly different, more pop flavored,  direction.   By the way, Jeff Healey, seated only a few feet in front of me was an   Iexperience I will never  forget.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2016, 04:57:21 PM »

By the way, Jeff Healey, seated only a few feet in front of me was an   Iexperience I will never  forget.
I think Jeff Healey is my all time favourite guitarist., certainly Canadian. Those somewhat unfamiliar with his stuff ought to give it a go! Prepare to be humbled!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2016, 07:04:58 PM »

Sorry to go back but I saw Little Feat a couple of times in the 70's and Lowell George blew me away. He had so much energy that I wasn't too surprised that he died young. The concert at Duke was so intense and built to such a climax it was no wonder that he couldn't sustain.  I think that was the same way with Jeff Healy, they only had so much energy and stamina.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2016, 08:05:22 PM »

Sorry to go back but I saw Little Feat a couple of times in the 70's and Lowell George blew me away. He had so much energy that I wasn't too surprised that he died young. The concert at Duke was so intense and built to such a climax it was no wonder that he couldn't sustain.  I think that was the same way with Jeff Healy, they only had so much energy and stamina.

However, Healey died of lung cancer and George died of heart failure at a very young age mostly due to too much of too much. Too much booze and that energy you speak of came from a tonne of Peruvian Marching Powder. It's unfortunate that the band suffered not only from LG's appetites but also from too much democracy and like CCR, the other writers could not hold a candle to the one genius in the band.  Paul Barrere is good but he should have left and formed his own band.    

http://teamrock.com/feature/2014-04-11/a-drinker-and-a-genius-little-feat-s-lowell-george
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2016, 08:29:38 PM »

Yeah, I knew about the blow and the heart failure and wasn't aware of Healy's lung cancer, but my thoughts are more romantic somehow.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2016, 08:45:23 PM »

Oddly, the only time I was able to see Jeff Healey, at The Thunder Bay Bluesfest, he played trumpet all night. A lot of people actually walked out. It was advertised as Jeff Healey and his jazz band so it shouldn't have been that much of a surprise but I guess many folks don't pay attention.
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