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Sat, Aug. 20 at 8pm – Little Feat: Celebrating Waiting for Columbus at the Ryman

Little Feat at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. March 2022.
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Little Feat at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. March 2022.

In March 2022, Little Feat embarked on a tour that celebrated the 45th anniversary of Waiting for Columbus, replicating the legendary live album at every stop. Joining the band are special guests Eric Church, Tommy Emmanuel, Jeff Hanna, John “JoJo” Hermann, Jamey Johnson, Marcus King, Bettye LaVette and Charlie Starr.

LITTLE FEAT: CELEBRATING WAITING FOR COLUMBUS AT THE RYMAN is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations. Tune in Sat, Aug. 20 at 8pm on the WSIU stations: WSIU 8.1, WUSI 16.1, WSEC 14.1, WQEC 27.1 and WMEC 22.2 or access the WSIU local broadcast livestream online at pbs.org or via the PBS Video app. Watch with WSIU Passport.

About the Show
In August 1977, the band captured sonic gold when they brought along a recording team to shows in London and Washington, D.C. Backed by the Tower of Power horn section, with whom they’d recorded Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, they romped through extended versions of a stellar song selection that included “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” “Spanish Moon,” “Dixie Chicken,” “Sailin’ Shoes,” “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now,” the iconic truck driver’s lament, “Willin’” and many more. Hearing it again is something every Feat Fan looks forward to. It’s time to lace up your dancing shoes.

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