Blackbird PresentsEx-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes is among the musicians who’ll perform at a special concert saluting Little Feat‘s classic 1978 live album, Waiting for Columbus, taking place May 6 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.
The show, dubbed “New Orleans Is Waiting for Columbus,” also will feature acclaimed producer/bassist Don Was, Radiators singer/guitarist Dave Malone, country singer Jamey Johnson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band drummer Terence Higgins and some as-yet-unannounced guests.
The event is part of the annual “Second Weekend at the Saenger” concert series, which last year featured the first in a series of tribute shows celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Band‘s famous farewell show, The Last Waltz.
Waiting for Columbus was recorded at a series of 1977 Little Feat concerts at the Rainbow Theatre in London and the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C. It includes versions of such memorable tunes as “Dixie Chicken” and “Willin’,” while featuring guest appearances by ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor and Doobie Brothers members Michael McDonald and Patrick Simmons.
Waiting for Columbus is Little Feat’s best-selling album, having sold more than a million copies in the U.S.
Tickets for the “New Orleans Is Waiting for Columbus” concert are available now at the Saenger Theatre box office, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations or by phoning 800-745-3000. For more details, visit BlackbirdPresents.com.
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