From then on, their unconventional signature of earthy, organic appeal and polished, first-rate musicianship wrapped around eclectic and memorable songs--clearly delivered as an authentic labor of love--has been a lasting fixture on the musical landscape. Keyboardist Bill Payne came up with the idea of a CD that included many things, but featured major Little Feat hit songs as played by a band that included Feat and some very special friends. Join the Band is going to make some noise. We started with an idea to write songs on acoustic guitar and piano, like the old days before computers and samples, and then let the band interpret the music. They were soon signed to Warner Bros. That same year delivered the aforementioned Waiting For Columbus, forever memorializing their legendary stage prowess. Shaun was with Little Feat from to The collection proved how vital they remained after all the changes time had wrought. The title, which is also a tip of the hat to Stephen Foster, refers to the Suwannee River, which flows through the concert site. Bridget Nolan
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Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group due to creative differences in , shortly before his death. Surviving members re-formed Little Feat in and the band has remained active to the present. Payne had auditioned for the Mothers, but had not joined. Hayward had also been a member of the Fraternity of Man whose claim to fame was the inclusion of their "Don't Bogart That Joint" on the million-selling Easy Rider film soundtrack. The name of the band came from a comment made by Mothers' drummer Jimmy Carl Black about Lowell's "little feet". The spelling of "feat" was an homage to the Beatles.