2007-09-07 / Community

Little Feat,Richie Furay At North Fork Theatre 9/28

RICHIE FURAY RICHIE FURAY Live Nation presents the unique mixture of country, blues, rock, and New Orleans funk music of Little Feat with special guest Richie Furay at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m.

Little Feat is an eclectic band that brings together strains of blues, R&B, country, and rock & roll. Little Feat was first formed by songwriter, singer and guitarist Lowell George and keyboard player Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. The band broke up shortly before George's death in 1979, and was reformed nine years later by Bill Payne, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett. Little Feat shows are high energy jams of their vast catalogue including early hit songs like ""Sailin Shoes," "Dixie Chicken," "Oh Atlanta," "Willin'," and "Fat Man In the Bathtub," as well as latter day hits such as "Let It Roll." In concert, the band plays a selection of fan favorites such as "Hate To Lose Your Lovin'," "Texas Twister," "Hate To Lose Your Lovin'," "Feats Don't Fail Me Now," and "Shake Me Up." With just one line-up change in almost 30 years, Little Feat is supported by an enthusiastic core audience and tours regularly each year. There current CD, ROCKY MOUNTAIN JAM, released earlier this year on Hot Tomato Records displays the elasticity of their playing style.

LITTLE FEAT LITTLE FEAT American singer songwriter Richie Furay is best know for forming the sixties band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills and Neil Young for which he wrote their hit single "Kind Woman." He went on to form Poco with Jim Messina and Rusty Young and his songs "Pickin' Up the Pieces" and "Good Feelin' To Know" are two of country rock's best loved songs.

In 1974, Furay joined the Souther Hillman Furay band and was introduced to Christianity by pedal steel guitarist Al Perkins. He continues to tour as a solo artists and occasionally with Poco. In 2006 he toured with Linda Ronstadt and his latest CD, The Hearbeat of Love, revisits his country rock sound.

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