Little Feat to Release New Album
Little Feat has announced the release of its new album, Kickin It At The Barn, due out October 21 on Hot Tomato Records. The band, which currently features guitarist Paul Barrrere, percussionist/vocalist Sam Clayton, bassist Kenny Gradney, drummer Richie Hayward, keyboardist Bill Payne, guitarist Fred Tackett and vocalist/percussionist Shaun Murphy, will play several acoustic shows this fall, as well as a few electric gigs, including a four-night run in Hawaii. The itinerary also includes dates in Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Nevada.
For more details, visit www.littlefeat.net.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band have announced that keyboardist John Ginty has left the group. Ginty was an original member and appears on Live at the Wetlands and the new studio album, Unclassified. Jason Crosby (Susan Tedeschi, Oteil & the Peacemakers), who filled in for John on the bands recent trip to Australia, will take over on keys.
RRFB is featured on VH1s Experience Concert Series, which debuted Tuesday and airs again late tonight at 2 a.m. and Friday October 24 at 10 a.m.
The fall tour begins tomorrow at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. For the full schedule, visit www.robertrandolph.net.
The Mimi Fishman Foundation has announced new grants totaling $6,000. The most recent charity auction, which ended earlier this week, featured the first upright bass ever used by Yonder Mountain String Bands Ben Kaufmann. It sold for $1,420. Other items included a signed Phish poster and a used drumhead from the String Cheese Incident. All proceeds from the auction will be evenly distributed to Healing the Children, the Delta Gamma Center and the Solace House, three organizations that benefit women and children in need.
Since its inception in 1999, the Mimi Fishman Foundation has raised more than $80,000 for various charities. The official website is www.mimifishman.org.
Addison Groove Project has confirmed its New Years Eve plans. The group will perform a hometown show at The Paradise in Boston, MA. Tickets go on sale today through www.nextticketing.com with additional holiday shows expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The group is currently in the midst of its first national fall tour. A second leg has recently been confirmed and includes dates in Atlanta, Birmingham, Columbus, Philadelphia, Nashville, and Winston-Salem.
AGP plays tomorrow at Le Swimming in Montreal. For the full itinerary, visit www.addisongroove.com.