Little Feat Receive High Times Jam Band/Indie Artist of the Year Award at City Winery
In March, Little Feat won the High Times Doobie for “2011 Band/Indie Artist of the Year.” The ceremony was held in Austin, TX, where the veteran act beat out the likes of Disco Biscuits, MGMT, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend and Brian Jonestown Massacre. At the time, the band posted a message on their website reading, “Plans are currently in the works for an official award presentation to take place during the upcoming US tour. Stay tuned here for further information…and Congrats to Little Feat on this ‘Highly Coveted honor!”
Almost a year later, the members of Little Feat finally received their Doobie award—a fully functional bong—onstage at New York’s City Winery last night. High Times senior editor Bobby Black presented Little Feat with the award before their extended set and also discussed how his trips to see the band in Jamaica truly turned him onto the band’s music. With much of the crowd off work for the New Year’s Day holiday, it seemed fitting that the band opened their set with “Time Loves a Hero.” The group later dedicated the classic “Don’t Bogart That Joint” to the people of Jamaica and teased a bit of “Scarlet Begonias.” In addition, keyboardist Bill Payne discussed his recent songwriting sessions with Robert Hunter, revealing that the pair never met in person but managed to write nine new songs together thanks to the internet.
Little Feat will return to City Winery tonight. The band is also selling their own custom wine at the gig.