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Little Feat Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 21



5.0 star rating Mike Kemp from Des Moines, Iowa


Hoyt Sherman Place rocked out to Little Feat last night with early help from Ida Mae a UK husband wife team. The crowd consisted of Baby Boomers who danced and sang along to classics many of which were from their epic release "Waiting for Columbus." Feat played for two hours covering their double live classics, and encored to standing room applause from an appreciative crowd. i enjoyed the show!! Sounded great!! Already looking at dates to see them later in their tour!

5.0 star rating Vince from Akron, Ohio


The band sounded terrific! Crowd was pretty good but not overly enthused. We had a great time! Oy-oy

5.0 star rating Bill M from Nashville, Tennessee


Once again they didn’t disappoint. I saw them the second nite. Dixie Chicken. Plus the hits. They were spot on Scott and Tony have filled some very big shoes extremely well.

4.0 star rating Mr Sandy Malcolm from Seattle, Washington


I through the band played really well,they were having fun. Overall i really enjoyed the show,but it was very hot inside and Moore needs to up grade there system ,so they can cool off this place little more. I like there new Band.

4.0 star rating Jeff Heden from San Diego, California


The venue, Humphrey’s by The Bay, is just right for both the band and their loyal fans. Intimate and no bad seats. Little Feat always has talented musicians and now features an excellent lead vocals and guitar in Scott Sharrard. Bill Payne is still amazing on keyboards and is the bands leader. Their San Diego concert was a bit shorter than normal and was missing a few fan favorites, something all bands must watch out for as the audience’s energy level drops. Little Feat continues to be great and their small and very loyal fan base loves them no matter what.

3.0 star rating Jim from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania


This venue is built for proper sound amplification, David Crosby remarked "wow" after he heard how his voice was amplified. Anyone who plays here knows that there will be good "house" sound. However Little Feats sound crew were left wanting and it did not matter what listening point one was in, they were all all equally bad. Issue at point there was too much bass, minimal treble and absolutely no midrange. This is an all star band that has multiple decades of entertainment experience......but no matter how good you are a bad soundscape will doom you. Hot Tuna the opening act were great, bassist Jack Casady (one of the best in the business) was in rare and playful form. Since they were mostly acoustic there sound was fine, but the main act.....could not hear the horn section at all, and they had a lot of nice solo's, the drums ruled the night to the determent of all else. I would love to give this a good review as I have been a Little Feat fan for multiple decades, but can't do it. Please fire your sound guys, get different equipment, do something!!! Learn from the mistakes.

3.0 star rating Tony G from Cincinnati, Ohio


I first saw Little Feat at Hara Arena in Dayton on their original Waiting for Columbus tour (I have the t-shirt around here somewhere). I love this band, and always will. And I know the music and words well, but the Taft Theatre sound system and mix made it at times hard to listen to. And it was probably 20% too loud. Sitting in the Balcony was difficult, as I am 6'2" tall, and the seats were painful for this older body and are clearly build for people under 5'8" tall - no leg room worse than a Frontier Air passenger seat. And as the show progressed, it became obvious that the ventilation/cooling system was having a hard time cooling the crowd on a hot night. There were many extended solos, which as a musician I can usually enjoy, but the sound system rendered the solos and many of the lyrics unintelligible. In summary, go see Little Feat if you are a fan of the band. But if you hate instrumental solos, bad sound and unintelligible lyrics, try another show and venue.

3.0 star rating Joe Hartman from Oakland CA


If I didn't know most of the lyrics I would't have understood a word all night. The horns and vocal mics were too quiet while the drums and lead guitars were too loud. The ironic thing is that Waiting for Columbus was one of the cleanest live albums I had ever heard but this live performance was quite cluttered. It was great to relive these amazing tunes, but to me the performance didn't gel. Not sure every artist needed to have their own solo for every song. Just play the tune. It worked for the original album didn't it? People will say 'This is what Little Feat do live... that's who they are'. Well may be, but Waiting for Columbus was a live production, not studio. It sure worked for them back then, and still does. Despite some cons, it was a nice show and glad I went.

3.0 star rating Tim WatsonWilliams from San Francisco, California


You don’t know as I said fairly close to the front row at the Fox Theatre this Tuesday evening to watch Little Feat relive their great live album waiting for Columbus with only two original members but a fine band nonetheless I thought I was being picky by complaining about the sound quality but evidently after reading other peoples reviewsI was right on the money. I’ve seen this band in various different carnations but was too young to see them before Lowell died. So the chance to see them go back to those Wonderful days was irresistible. I was also stoked about the opportunity to see Hot Tuna who as only a 59 year old I had missed any opportunities to see them in the past. Probably my own fault. The absolute highlight to the show however in my mind and the playing was phenomenal was Jack and Jorma joining the band for a wonderful rendition of Dixie chicken in which they managed to meld Tennessee Jed for a perfect choice of tunes to do with those two. Overall I agree with other reviews fantastic performance, crappy sound

3.0 star rating Mike from Boston, Massachusetts


Our first experience of Little Feat. There’s no doubt these are talented musicians, very talented- no weakness. They played non stop so gave value for money. Three disappointments though. Firstly, the sound/mixing meant that we found it very difficult to distinguish the vocals, regardless of who was singing. Secondly, we think overdid the improvised solos. These two factors meant that some songs sounded very similar. Third disappointment is that the band themselves support secondary ticket sites by referring queries to them on their website.

2.0 star rating SR from Oakland, California


The band seemed to play well, but the sound was so bad that I had to imagine what it should have sounded like. As a long time fan, I was very disappointed in the sound system. It was hard to listen to.

2.0 star rating Don R from Nashville, Tennessee


Sound system inadequate and terrible. I know the words to most songs and still could not understand.

2.0 star rating Jake Johnson from Atlanta, Georgia


As an ex-musician, I don't mind loud music but when the overall volume is too loud for the size hall they are plaing(like Atlanta Symphony Hall, it ruins the music. The sound man had way too much bass ansd the vocals were not mixed so that you could hear them over the guitars. It got a little better toward the end with "Spanish Moon" and "Dixie Chicken" but overall, this was not en enjoyable experience. I liked the fact they they honored Lowell George in multiple places and Scott Sharrard did yeoman's work on guitar and vocals. But while I should have been up and dancing on "Oh Atlanta", I was simply disappointed by a group pofof old pros, whose musiv I dearly love being marred by bad sound micing and WAY too much volume. And I saw them play a similar set in Athens Ohio in 1976 ata larger venue where I could hear every word on a magical summer night. RIP Lowell George

2.0 star rating Fred Bamberger from Cleveland, Ohio


The volume was cranked up and almost unbearable. General lack of onstage charisma outside of Kenny. New members were ok but nowhere near the talent of the late Lowell, Paul and Richie. Lead guitar riffs were lacking in range and repetitive. Overall a disappointing show and I’ve seen them around 15 times.

2.0 star rating Randy Evans from Jamestown, Tennessee


The Taft Theater is a beautiful venue....and Little Feat is a great band, but the combination was dismal. Far too much volume, and the result was massive distortion. Some instruments were blasting over others, and the vocals were muffled. We drove from Tennessee for the show, and left there with a headache. Very sad.

2.0 star rating Mavis from Atlanta, Georgia


Saw Littlefeat last night at the Atlanta Symphony Hall and the sound was disappointing to say the least. Lyrics were garbled and music and vocals seemed off. $150 down the drain although the opener was good. We left after 45 minutes. I'll cherish the memories of my last Littlefeat concert, but not this one.

2.0 star rating Beth from Atlanta, Georgia


Really disappointing sound. Poor vocal representation.

2.0 star rating Jacqueline Pucci from Las Vegas


I was tremendously disappointed in their show last night. They need a new sound tech or something. The piano and the words to their songs were completely muddled. The opening band had same problem. Everything was drowned out by the tuba. (Dirty dozen brass band who was on stage for 45 minutes. Pretty long for openers. Then a 45 minute break to set up for LF. I was embarrassed because I had talked up the band LF so much to the people I brought and they were not impressed. A lot of it was discordant riffing, that was made even more unpleasant because of the sound. Sorry guys

2.0 star rating Westerbeck Gregg from Reno, NV


So disappointed to spend time and money on this show. It was one guitar solo after another. Not sure why they felt the need to bore us. Also played songs from the Doobies. Why? Save that for a cover band.

1.0 star rating Tony DaMan from Tucson, Arizona


If you are a long-time fan and have the original Waiting for Columbus album, crank up your audio system and enjoy it. Don't waste your time and money on the current reincarnation of the band. With one original member with an over the hill voice sleep-walking through the performance, accompanied by pick-up musicians with a fraction of the talent of the original members and playing through a muddy, budget sound system, in a pit of a theater, let's just say it was not a great evening. Oh, and a shout-out to the operators of Tucson's Rialto theater. Clean the damn place up. Filthy, stained seating placed so close together that audience members have to actually exit the row to allow others in and out, future Rialto-goers would be well-advised to wear clothing they plan to discard after attending an event there.

1.0 star rating Dana Erwin from New York, New York


Little Feat opened with Dixie Chicken and then only played a portion of the song before embarking on jams that had little form and did not complement the music. In about 90 minutes they only managed to play four or five songs from Waiting for Columbus and played a few songs by other artists. Johnny Lyon of Southside Johnny was excellent; but, he only sang on two songs. The sax player was good as well. Everyone else was "meh" and low energy. There frankly was little tonal resemblance between their performance and the sound that I so enjoy on the Waiting for Columbus. Save your money and listen to the album. If you don't have it, buy it so you can hear what Little Feat is supposed to sound like.


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