411 – Bill Payne of Little Feat – New Reissues of Sailin’ Shoes and Dixie Chicken, plus Upcoming Tour, and Memoir in the Works

Bill Payne, along with Lowell George, formed Little Feat in the early 70’s, blending elements of rock, country, blues and New Orleans funk, into an immediately recognizable sound.  The band’s second album, Sailin’ Shoes and their third, Dixie Chicken, have recently been given the deluxe treatment – expanding to triple album sets, including the remastered album, bonus tracks and outtakes, and revelatory live footage. 

Payne is currently on the road with Little Feat, who later on in the fall will be doing The Albums Tour, choosing one of those two albums and playing them in their entirety each night. Bill has also played with the Doobie Brothers, members of the Grateful Dead and Leftover Salmon.

He also talks about writing his memoir, which he hopes to have completed by next year.