LITTLE FEAT THROWS A PARTY
WITH NEW “JOIN THE BAND”

Group Teams With Guest Artists Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Chris Robinson, Emmylou Harris, Brooks & Dunn, Bob Seger, Inara George, Sonny Landreth and Others
Produced by Bill Payne and Mac McAnally

Album in Stores August 26th on 429 Records .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Forty years into an iconic career that has produced dozens of wonderful songs and a host of admiring musical peers, Little Feat has united the two with a new release, Join the Band, that features some of their classic tunes – “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” “Dixie Chicken,” “Sailing Shoes,” “Oh, Atlanta” - re-recorded with creative friends like Dave Matthews and Jimmy Buffett among many others (see above), as well as new material like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”

A distinctive and eclectic blend of rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie, Little Feat’s musical style was forged when Lowell George was fired from Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention and told to form his own band. Bill Payne, Richie Hayward and Roy Estrada joined with him to create Little Feat, a band that would continue recording, touring and transcending musical boundaries long after the tragic and premature death of its founder. “LITTLE FEAT: JOIN THE BAND” is in stores August 26th on 429 Records (Savoy Label Group).

JOIN THE BAND was an idea born in 2004 just after original Little Feat keyboardist Billy Payne had played on Jimmy Buffett’s chart topping album, License to Chill. Jimmy suggested flying the band out to his Shrimp Boat Sound studios in Key West to put together the all star project that had been planned for years prior. With the production team of Payne and Buffett associates Mac McAnally and Alan Schulman in place, the project began to take shape.

Just as it was impossible to easily categorize the sound of Little Feat, JOIN THE BAND is a true collaboration amongst stellar talents—the current members of Little Feat including Billy Payne ( keyboards), Richie Hayward (drums), Paul Barrere (guitar), Sam Clayton (Percussion), Kenny Gradney (bass), Fred Tackett (guitar) and Shaun Murphy (vocals) would often provide backup on songs sending tracks to artists giving them full reign over their contribution. Some songs such as Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” feature Little Feat members on vocals with guest artists Mike Gordon from Phish laying down the bass. The resulting confluence of Feat, Phish, Guthrie, blues folk and gospel creates a musical gem unique to the spirit of “JOIN THE BAND.”

Little Feat will be on tour throughout the Summer and Fall of 2008—dates TBA.

429 Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of CME (Columbia Music Entertainment), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company in the adult music genres consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is lead by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies.

Little Feat is:

Paul Barrere  guitars, vocals
Sam Clayton  percussion, vocals
Kenny Gradney  bass
Richie Hayward  drums, vocals
Shaun Murphy  vocals, tamborine
Fred Tackett  guitars, mandolin, trumpet, vocals
Bill Payne   keyboards, vocals

LITTLE FEAT: JOIN THE BAND song credits:

Lead vocals are listed in order of appearance

DIXIE CHICKEN
Lead vocals: Vince Gill, Paul Barrere
Background vocals:  Paul Barrere, Shaun Murphy, Mac McAnally, Bill Payne
Guitars:  Paul Barrere slide & electric guitar; Fred Tackett  electric guitar; Sonny Landreth  slide guitar; Mac McAnally  acoustic guitar
Keyboards:  Bill Payne - piano; Michael Utley (Coral Reefer Band) - B-3
Bass:  Kenny Gradney
Drums:  Richie Hayward
Percussion:   Sam Clayton congas; Ralph McDonald (Coral Reefer Band) shakers

SOMETHING IN THE WATER
Lead vocal:  Bob Seger
Background vocals: Shaun Murphy; Mac McAnally
Guitar:s: Brad Paisley lead guitar; Paul Barrere slide guitar; Fred Tackett electric guitar
Fiddle:  Sam Bush
Keyboards:  Bill Payne  piano and B-3
Bass:  Kenny Gradney
Drums:  Richie Hayward
Percussion:  Sam Clayton congas

SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR
Lead vocal:  Paul Barrere; Shaun Murphy
Background vocals: Mac McAnally; Shaun Murphy
Guitars:  Paul Barrere slide guitar, electric guitar; Fred Tackett electric guitar; Mac McAnally acoustic guitar
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano; Michael Utley B-3
Bass:  Jim Mayer standup bass & slap
Drums: Richie Hayward
Percussion:  Sam Clayton congas

FAT MAN IN THE BATHTUB
Lead vocal:  Dave Matthews
Background vocals:  Dave Matthews, Shaun Murphy
Guitars:  Sony Landreth slide guitar and solo; Paul Barrere slide guitar; Fred Tackett  electric guitar; Mac McAnally national guitar
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano, B-3, synths
Bass: Kenny Gradney
Drums:  Richie Hayward
Percussion:  Sam Clayton congas

CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
Lead vocals:  Paul Barrere, Jimmy Buffett
Guitars: Fred Tackett electric guitar; Mac McAnally acoustic & high string
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano, B-3
Bass:  Kenny Gradney
Drums & brushes:  Richie Hayward
The Whistler:  Paul Barrere

THE WEIGHT
Lead vocals:  Paul Barrere
Background vocals:  Fred Tackett, Shaun Murphy, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne
Guitars:  Paul Barrere acoustic guitar; Fred Tackett mandolin; Mac McAnally acoustic guitar
Banjo:  Bela Fleck
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano; Michael Utley B-3
Bass:  Kenny Gradney
Drums  Richie Hayward
Percussion:  Sam Clayton tambourine

DON’T YOU JUST KNOW IT
Lead vocals:  Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton, Shaun Murphy
Background vocals:  Fred Tackett, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne, Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton
Guitars:  Paul Barrere slide & electric; Fred Tackett  electric guitar; Mac McAnally tic tac telly
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano
Bass:  Kenny Gradney
Drums:  Richie Hayward

TIME LOVES A HERO
Lead vocals:  Jimmy Buffett, Bill Payne
Background vocals:  Paul Barrere, Shaun Murphy, Mac McAnally
Guitars:  Paul Barrere slide & electric guitar; Fred Tackett  electric guitar (w/pencil)
Pans:  Robert Greenidge (Coral Reefer Band)
Keyboards:  Bill Payne synths; Michael Utley B-3
Drums:  Richie Hayward
Percussion:  Sam Clayton congas; Ralph MacDonald tambourine & cowbell

WILLIN’
Lead vocals:  Ronnie Dunn, Kicks Brooks
Background vocals:  Mac McAnally
Guitars:  Paul Barrere electric guitar & slide solo; Fred Tackett electric guitar; Mac McAnally electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Pedal Steel: Duncan Cameron
Keyboards  Bill Payne piano; Mac McAnally B-3
Bass  Kenny Gradney
Drums Richie Hayward
Percussion  Ralph MacDonald tambourine & triangle

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
Lead vocals:  Paul Barrere, Shaun Murphy
Background vocals:  Mac McAnally, Bill Payne, Michael Utley, Alan Schulman
Guitars:  Paul Barrere acoustic slide; Fred Tackett electric guitar; Mac McAnally acoustic guitar
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano; Michael Utley B-3
Bass:  Mike Gordon
Drums:  Richie Hayward
Percussion:  Sam Clayton tambourine

OH ATLANTA
Lead vocals:  Chris Robinson, Bill Payne
Background vocals:  Paul Barrere, Shaun Murphy, Sam Clayton, Mac McAnally
Guitars:  Paul Barrere electric guitar; Fred Tackett slide guitar & solo; Mac McAnally acoustic guitar
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano
Bass: Kenny Gradney
Drums: Richie Hayward
Percussion:  Sam Clayton congas

SPANISH MOON
Lead vocals:  Sam Clayton, Craig Fuller
Background vocals:  Paul Barrere, Shaun Murphy
Guitars:  Vince Gill acoustic guitar solo; Paul Barrere slide guitar; Fred Tackett electric guitar; Mac McAnally acoustic guitar
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano, B-3, synths
Bass:  Kenny Gradney
Drums:  Richie Hayward
Percussion:  Sam Clayton congas

TROUBLE
Lead vocal:  Inara George
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano

SAILING SHOES
Lead vocals:  Emmylou Harris, Shaun Murphy, Paul Barrere
Background vocals:  Sam Clayton, Richie Hayward, Shaun Murphy, Mac McAnally
Guitars:  Paul Barrere slide guitar; Mac McAnally national guitar
Mandolins:  Fred Tackett, Sam Bush
Fiddle:  Sam Bush
Banjo:  Bela Fleck
Keyboards:  Bill Payne piano & B-3
Bass: Kenny Gradney
Drums:  Richie Hayward
Percussion:  Sam Clayton tamborine

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