I have seen Little Feat multiple times, but my wife had never seen them and she is a big fan of their music, so we figured we should go and check out their 50th anniversary tour. I had to chuckle, because when she told one of her coworkers we were going, who is in our age range, the coworker’s response was, “Little Feat. Oh yeah. My dad liked them.” Makes one feel old.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium is very close to the house, walking distance in better weather. So we drove there, breezed in, and found our seats in the balcony. We saw our friend there, Jake, and he was all excited because he heard from a very reliable source that Warren Haynes was going to join the band onstage. I have to say, I was pretty excited about that prospect myself.
The lights went down and the band took the stage. No opening act. I have to say that the first two songs were pretty weak, totally lacking in energy. I had that sinking feeling that I just spent my money to see a bunch of old guys who could no longer perform. But they picked up steam and soon they were cooking and playing with the energy I expected from the band.
After a while, sure enough, Warren joined them on stage, and then they really ramped things up. The first song they did with Warren was “Spanish Moon,” without a doubt my favorite Little Feat song. The crowd was pumped. Warren played the rest of the show with them, except for the encore.
Definitely a great show. My only disappointment was that they did not play “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” but other than that, it was a killer show. Here’s the full setlist.
Feats don’t fail me now!
- Time Loves a Hero
- Day or Night
- One Breath at a Time
- Home Ground
- Tripe Face Boogie
- Down On The Farm
- Don’t Bogart That Joint
- Long Black Veil >
- The Weight
- Truck Stop Girl
- Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky
- Lonesome Whistle Blow
- Spanish Moon (w Warren Haynes)
- Skin It Back (w Warren Haynes)
- Dixie Chicken (w Warren Haynes)
- Feats Don’t Fail Me Now