Little Feat and Leon Russell play The Capitol Theatre, on their “What’s Not to Like?” Tour Nov. 4. Doors 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
From Little Feat tour:
Little Feat: California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred into a rich gumbo, dancing music for the past 40 years. “Willin’.” “Dixie Chicken.” “Fat Man in the Bathtub.” “Oh Atlanta.” One of the best two or three live albums ever, Waiting for Columbus. So good they could survive the loss of founding members Lowell George and Richie Hayward, and just this summer put out their best-received CD in decades, Rooster Rag. Some of the best chops in the business – and their Feats still haven’t failed them, now or ever.
Leon Russell: One of the legends of rock and roll. Left Tulsa at 17 to hit the road with Jerry Lee Lewis, played on many hit records of the ‘60s in Hollywood and in the house band of the Shindig! program on ABC. Assembled the band for Joe Cocker’s “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” tour in 1970, then anchored George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh in 1971. Since then he’s worked with Willie Nelson, Bruce Hornsby (who named a son after him), Elton John, T. Bone Burnett, and Earl Scruggs, among others. He’s written some of the greatest rock songs ever, including “Delta Lady,” “Tightrope,” and “A Song to You.”
He is, after all, the Master of Space and Time.
We ask again: What’s not to like?
“Rooster Rag” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L7a3qFlZvE