by Christopher Snyder
Two guitars. Two microphones. Two legends. On Wednesday evening at Ardmore Music Hall the Little Feat, guitarists Fred Tackett & Paul Barrere graced the stage for an intimate evening of music.
Opening the night was Lupe Garu who mixed in a nice selection of originals along with a few classic cover tunes to warm up the audience.
Then came the legends. Tackett & Barrere got the set started with “Ain’t Had Enough” right into a stellar rendition of the “Feat” fan favorite, “Rocket In My Pocket,” which got the Wednesday night crowd singing along. After Barrere told a quick story about his longtime friend, singer, Bonnie Raitt, the duo performed a great version of “Honest Man.” Tackett also showcased his mandolin skills throughout the evening on a number of tunes. One of the many highlights of the night came mid-set with an the upbeat number, “Hate To Lose Your Lovin.'”
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The two singer songwriters flowed nicely from the classic “Willin'” into “Don’t Bogart That Joint,” then ending the four song medley with Johnny Cash, “Long Black Veil” and closing it out with The Band’s, “The Weight.”
For an hour and half, Barrere & Tackett, brought some of their finest musicianship to Ardmore Music Hall. One of Little Feat’s most recognizable tunes “Dixie Chicken” finished off the magnificent evening.
Sending the crowd into the streets of Ardmore the two came on for a stellar encore, “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” and “We Bid You Goodnight.” Don’t sleep on these legends. They’ve still got it & more.