Little Feat and Friends
Join the Band
A rare project of logistics that doesn’t lose anything in its execution, this welcome return from one of roots rock’s longest serving crews is completely engaging. It isn’t surprising that legendary jam band Little Feat has a host of premier artists who also call themselves fans, and are willing to join in for a run through the band’s well-known songs.
Listeners will find themselves wailin’ “Juanita, my sweet Juanita, what are you up to?” along with Dave Matthews while grooving to the luxurious guitar track laid down by Sonny Landreth on “Fat Man in the Bathtub.” Landreth also joins the proceedings for “Dixie Chicken,” as Vince Gill duets with Paul Barrere for another classic Little Feat tune. Emmylou Harris gets a little funky on “Sailin’ Shoes,” Chris Robinson tears into “Oh Atlanta,” and Jimmy Buffett, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, and others also make appearances.
Part tribute, part celebration- Little Feat hits 40 years in 2009- Join the Band is both a stellar introduction to the group and a fine encapsulation of their legacy.