Don't miss Fred Tackett and Paul Barrère of Little Feat on tour this fall as a duo and with the entire Little Feat band. The Paul and Fred Acoustic Duo will hit the road September 2 in Westport, CT and will also play the Charleston, Rhode Island Rhythm & Roots Festival before meeting up with Little Feat at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on September 6 for a string of dates along the east coast. Visit the website
for the full schedule and read our classic interview with Paul
about growing up in Hollywood ("my folks were character actors
"), the formation of Little Feat, and working with legend Lowell George.
"Lowell kind of left me alone to create my own space but made sure that I heeded the words of Van Dyke Parks: 'less is more and it’s the space between the notes that is important to a song.
' The lessons I had learned from Lowell about songwriting and playing really served me well. Now that I am the main slide guitarist and vocalist, it worked out because I knew I wasn’t Lowell and had to remain myself and use my own techniques to keep it believable."