Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett are guitar players. In fact, they're the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat. Now they've joined forces to form an acoustic duo that will quite frankly blow you away, performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. The two first played together on the album Dixie Chicken (1973) almost 30 years ago, and since then they've played together or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others, including Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, and The Wallflowers, to name but a few.
Paul Barrere has been a member of Little Feat since 1972, joining the band just after the release of Sailing Shoes. He was 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 George, Payne, Hayward, Radney, and Clayton, learning as a "road's" scholar. He has developed into a fine lead singer and songwriter as well as the band's slide guitarist over his many years with Little Feat, adding his own brand of be-bop. Born in 1948 and raised in Hollywood, CA, both his parents were actors, and 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 (1988), but in a sense he has been a member for a whole lot longer. He has been writing songs for and playing on recordings with Little Feat since 1972 as one of the leading studio guitarists in Los Angeles since moving there in 1967. Tackett's credits are really too numerous to list. Along with his many sessions, he found time to travel with Bob Dylan for three years, Bob Seger for one, and also with Boz Scaggs just as Silk Degrees (1990) was making disco almost tolerable. Born in 1945 in Little Rock, AK, Tackett says everyone in his family played the trumpet except his mom. He brings multifaceted 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 stories from a well-traveled road.