From Marketwire: Little Feat Throws a Party With New “JOIN THE BAND”
Little Feat teams with guest artists Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Chris Robinson, Emmylou Harris, Brooks & Dunn, Bob Seger, Inara George, Sonny Landreth and others on a new album called “JOIN THE BAND”. The album is produced by Bill Payne and Mac McAnally is is available in stores August 26th.
“JOIN THE BAND” features some of Little Feat’s classic tunes — “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” “Dixie Chicken,” “Sailing Shoes,” “Oh, Atlanta” — re-recorded with creative friends like Dave Matthews and Jimmy Buffett among many others (see above), as well as new material like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”
“JOIN THE BAND” was an idea born in 2004 just after original Little Feat keyboardist Billy Payne had played on Jimmy Buffett’s chart topping album, “License to Chill.” Jimmy suggested flying the band out to his Shrimp Boat Sound studios in Key West to put together the all star project that had been planned for years prior. With the production team of Payne and Buffett associates Mac McAnally and Alan Schulman in place, the project began to take shape.
Jimmy Buffett shares lead vocal on two songs: “Champion of the World” (along with Paul Barrere) and “Time Loves a Hero” (along with Bill Payne).