Midnight Ramble Band, Jorma, Vince Herman and More to Join Little Feat in Jamaica
The Midnight Ramble Band, Jorma Kaukonen, David Bromberg, Vince Herman and Craig Fuller will join Little Feat at this year’s Feat Fan Excursion. “The annual event will return“http://www.littlefeat.net/tour.html: to Negril, Jamaica’s’ Grand Lido Resort from March 5-9 2014. The Midnight Ramble Band will serve as the event’s co-host.
As the band explains,“When we last gathered in Jamaica, we were having the usual conversations about what we were going to do for the next excursion. We did not have to think too hard… While sitting on the beach, we turned to our good friends Larry and Teresa and began the process for putting together what we have affectionately called a Ramble on the Island.”
Each guest performer will play a solo set and likely join the event’s hosts during their headlining sets. Little Feat has been on hiatus since early 2013 while Paul Barrere battles Hepatitis C.
The band’s latest statement on his health reads, “We also want to answer the question that everyone is asking….which of course is, ‘How is Paul?’ We are happy to report that Paul is doing very well. The time off has done him a world of good and is evidenced by his occasional shows out on the road. He is anxiously awaiting the arrival of new, state-of-the-art treatments that are soon to be approved by the FDA. The crux of the matter is, how soon the drugs get approved and how soon Paul can get started. Paul wants to be part of the festivities, however, depending on the advice of his doctors, he may or may not be able to attend. He encouraged us to move forward with the event and really hopes he can make it. So, with this in mind, we know you all will keep sending those good vibes his way with the hope that he can get these treatments started and get back to Jamaica!!”
Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne will close 2013 on the road with Leftover Salmon.