Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Little Feat & CCR (kind of) at Innsbrook

On Wednesday night, Little Feat and Creedence Clearwater Revisited play at Innsbrook. Doors open at 6, general admission tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the gate and you can get Gold Circle (bah!) for $35. As a bonus, anyone who buys a ticket for this show will receive a free general admission ticket for the 1964 "The Tribute" show on 5/28. Free tickets will be issued at the gate as you enter this show on May 7.

Be forewarned that Creedence Clearwater Revisted contains only two original members from Creedence Clearwater Revival. Those two are bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford. I'm sure they are a fine band but since John Fogerty sang and wrote 95% of CCR's stuff, I'm not sure if this is something I would go see.

One might argue the same about Little Feat, having lost founding member Lowell George in 1979. However, George was losing interest in the band during the last two years of his life and throughout Little Feat's first incarnation, guitarist Paul Barrere and keyboardist Bill Payne, wrote or co-wrote a large number of songs. Little Feat has also released a number of critically well received albums of new material after they reformed in 1988 with all original members except for George.

I've talked before about how I feel Little Feat's "Waiting For Columbus" is one of my favorite albums of all time and I really enjoy seeing them live. But because they are splitting the show with CCR and Innsbrook has a curfew, I'm going pass on this show and wait until the Feat return and play the National or Toad's and can do a full show of their own.