Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Little Feat @ Hat Factory & Keller Williams @ Maymont

A quick blog since I'll be at the Porcupine Tree show tonight at The National and will not be wanting to crank one out when I get home.

Wednesday night at the Hat Factory, classic rockers Little Feat come to town.  Doors open at 7, opener will be Jonah Smith starting at 8.  Tix are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  I usually go see Little Feat as "Waiting For Columbus", their '78 live album, is one of my favorite albums of all time.  However, because I'm going to P Tree tonight, I'm passing this year.  Which is OK because they play pretty much the same show every year anyway.

Drummer Richie Hayward, co-founder of the band, will not be with them as he is recovering from a serious bout of severe liver disease.  Local Richmond, Virginia resident, musician and Little Feat fan Andy Edmunds is doing his part to help Sweet Relief Musicians Fund raise money for Richie Hayward. To coincide with Little Feat’s local performance at The Hat Factory on Wednesday May 12th, Andy is working with the media in Richmond to inform friends and fans of Richie’s on how they can contribute. From May 5th to May 20th all those who donate at least $10 to Sweet Relief’s Richie Hayward fund will receive two music downloads created by Andy and his band, No Small Feet. These Little Feat inspired tunes are being offered as appreciation for the generosity of Richmond fans as well as any one from around the world who participates over the next two weeks.  For more info, click HERE.

Here's the band playing last year at a festival in the Netherlands.  This is "Fat Man In a Bathtub, part 1" being introduced by some dude in a language I don't understand.

Here's part 2:

On Wednesday, more jamming with Keller Williams at Groovin' in the Garden at Maymont.  Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show, $35 advance Gold Circle.  Opening act will be The Transmitters.  Doors open at 5, show starts at 6, Keller comes on at 7:30.  I like Keller when he is with a band.  This show appears to be his one man band show where he uses loops to play with himself (snicker, snicker).  I find the one man show thing interesting for about 20 - 30 minutes and then it gets kind of old.  Here he is doing a song called "Breathe":

Be back on Thursday with info on the Dominion RiverRock festival featuring free performances from Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Robert Randolph & The Family Band.