Thursday 8 November 2012 at 7:00pm
Klein Memorial Auditorium
910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT, 06605, United States
Tel: (800) 424-0160
Steeped in a huge pot of Southern flavors — including gospel, country, and R&B — Little Feat is the stuff of '70s rock legend. The band built on its early cult following to create a weird and wonderful blueprint: effortlessly slick rock 'n' roll delivered with a surreal, rollicking, West Coast swerve. Little Feat has always had what it takes to become one of the best live bands in rock history — they are tight because they are loose (natural) and technically gifted (piano man Bill Payne was classically trained). By any logic, Little Feat should be as beloved among classic rock fans as Led Zeppelin and the Allmans — two groups that counted themselves as Feat lovers — but fate and misfortunate condemned the Los Angeles-based sextet to cult status.
Singer, songwriter, sideman, bandleader, American treasure Leon Russell has done it all. Russell became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 in recognition of a career that has brushed against many of rock's most influential and elite characters. It's a belated honor to one of the true unsung greats of the game.