Outpost to get big with Little Feat.
Outpost attendees are sure to expect down-home country-root sounds from Little Feat: Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, along with opener Patrick Dyer Wolf on April 3.
North Carolina native Patrick Dyer Wolf has performed with Goodnight, Texas in addition to his solo career. His sound can easily be described as a pleasing blend of traditional country, modern country, Americana/bluegrass and a soulful side of rock. Some tracks with Goodnight, Texas include “New York,” with lyrics that showcase a true down-home feel with witty lyrics about some of the downsides of New York City, “California, You’re a Hole in My Heart,” “Submarines” and “Maggie’s Farm Forever.” With this band, his guitar speaks in the highest volumes, whereas his solo material makes his Tom Petty-esque vocals stand out the most, as heard in “Mary When I’m Gone,” “Run Rabbit Run” and “Lazybones.”
Speaking of guitars, two men who are natives of playing the instrument are Southern California native Paul Barrere and Arkansas native Fred Tackett, both of Little Feat, which formed 45 years ago. They have since shared stages with luminaries as diverse as Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and Carly Simon.
Little Feat is still an active band with Barrere and Tackett still playing with them, but right now, these men are focusing their career more as an acoustic singing duo. Aside from their famous country number “Dixie Chicken,” they are also noted for “Feet Don’t Fail me Now,” “Skin it Back,” “Honest Man,” “Down on the Farm” and “All That You Dream.” Never confuse their down-home style and themes for banally simplistic, especially because their sound incorporates bits and pieces of other genres such as jam rock, blues, Americana and old-fashioned rock-and-roll.
Little Feat’s tickets are $32, both in advance and at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair itself. Tickets can be purchased in person at Keil’s Pharmacy at 732 Valley Road and at Studio042 at 423 Bloomfield Avenue. For more information regarding ticket costs and how/where to obtain them, please visit outpostintheburbs.org.
Parking is available in the lot at the back of the church, located on 67 Church Street. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
The weather will be appropriately spring-like that day, and perhaps some comfort food would be perfect to match the country mood and sound. Manny’s Diner on Church Street has its array of American fare of burgers, salads, and the like. For a real farm-to-table experience, Escape on Bloomfield Avenue is the place to be. J&K Steakhouse is another comfort place, located on South Park Street. Or, go organic and support New Jersey farmers at Le Saluben on Walnut Street.