Jimmy Page’s Favorite Band Little Feat to Play Kalamazoo
Lowell George and Little Feat were Jimmy Page's #1 choice for best American band in 1975. Their latest tour brings them to the Kalamazoo State Theatre in 2022.
Sometimes getting fired can be the best thing that could ever happen. Frank Zappa famously terminated Lowell George from the Mothers of Invention in 1969, telling him to go start a band of his own. Their former boss helped the slide guitarist and three other Mothers get a record deal and the band immediately started crafting their own unique blend of music. Named after George's diminutive tootsies (but with an "a," like the Beatles), Little Feat "took California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred it into a rich gumbo, and has been leading people in joyful dance ever since."
The works garnered the group a loyal following of fans, including Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Jimmy Buffett, Linda Ronstadt, Phish and so many other famous artists and acts who have sung the praises (and, in some cases, the songs) of Little Feat over the years. The rock and roll lifestyle took Lowell George in 1979, but surviving members of his band reformed in 1987 to carry the banner to a new generation of fans.
-Jim Harrington, The Mercury News on Little Feat's 50th anniversary in 2019
Music fans in the streaming age will get to hear the songs their parents wore out on vinyl when the current incarnation of Little Feat plays the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, October 22. Use presale code MEDIA beginning 10/21 for early access.
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