Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Little Feat's 2008 release "Join The Band" showcases the very best of their 40-year long career with a stellar list of guest stars, (Jimmy Buffet, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Chris Robinson, Bob Seger, Vince Gill, Bela Fleck, Brooks & Dunn, Sonny Landreth, Mike Gordon, Jim Mayer, & Inara George), capturing the energy of one of Rock's great live bands!
Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] mighty fine album....Leaping new treatments of favourites such as 'Oh Atlanta,' 'Dixie Chicken,' and a joyous 'Fat Man In The Bathtub' are rich and powerful."
Personnel: Paul Barrére (vocals, whistling, guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); Fred Tackett (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, trumpet); Vince Gill (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bill Payne (vocals, piano, keyboards, background vocals); Richie Hayward (vocals, drums, percussion); Shaun Murphy (vocals, tambourine, background vocals); Emmylou Harris, Inara George, Bob Seger (vocals); Brad Paisley (guitar); Mac McAnally (acoustic guitar, National guitar, background vocals); Sonny Landreth (slide guitar); Béla Fleck (banjo); Sam Bush (mandolin, fiddle); Sam Clayton (congas, tambourine, background vocals); Alan Schulman, Michael Utley (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Stone; Alan Schulman.
Liner Note Author: Bill Payne.
Recording information: Bunker Buster Studios, Pinehurst, NC; Cactus Unlimited; Cyber Ranch Studio; Easter Island Surround, Nashville, TN; Haunted Hallow Studio; La La Land Studios, AL; Ocean Way Nashville Recording, TN; Ocean Way, Hollywood, CA; Omni Sound Studios, Nashville, TN; Sanctuary Studio; Shrimpboat Sound Studios, Key West, FL; The Castle Studio, Nashville, TN.
On 2008's appropriately titled JOIN THE BAND, the veteran rock act Little Feat revisits many of its signature tunes and takes on a few covers, aided and abetted by famous friends and fans such as Dave Matthews, Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffett, and Vince Gill. Highlights include a rollicking rendition of "Something in the Water" and a deft version of the Band's ever-poignant "The Weight."