Emily Smith
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The Guitarist's of Little Feat Acoustic Duet

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett are guitar players, in fact they are the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat.

Now they have joined forces to form an acoustic duet that will quite frankly blow you away. Performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. They first played together on the album 'Dixie Chicken' some twenty-five years ago, and since then have played together, or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, and the Wallflowers to name a few.

Paul Barrere has been a member of Little Feat since 1972, joining the band just after the release of 'Sailing Shoes' hired on as the rhythm guitarist to back up Lowell George's cutting slide. His formal education was just beginning. Leaving his own band the Led Enema behind he earned degrees in scatology and phunk-logistics while studying with Messrs. George, Payne, Hayward, Gradney, and Clayton, learning as a road's scholar.

He has developed into a fine lead singer and songwriter, as well as the bands slide guitarist over his many years with the Feat, adding his own brand of double entendre be-bop. Born July 3rd 1948 and raised in Hollywood, California both his parents were actors, and so his introduction and intoxication with show business came to him quite naturally.

Fred Tackett became a member of Little Feat in 1987 just before the making of 'Let It Roll' but in a sense he has been a member for a whole lot longer. Writing songs for, and playing on recordings with the Feat since 1972. One of the leading studio guitarists in Los Angeles since moving there in 1967 to join up with old friend Jimmy Webb, Fred's credits are really too numerous to list, but along with his many sessions he found time to travel with Bob Dylan for three years, Bob Seger for one tour of duty, and Boz Scaggs, just as Silk Degrees was making discos almost tolerable.

Born August 30th, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas Fred who says everyone in his family played trumpet 'cept mom' brings his multi-faceted talents of guitar, mandolin and trumpet to the table with Mr. Barrere's guitar and voice in a much more intimate rendering of songs and story's from a well travelled road.