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Event: da Vinci Days Festival in Corvallis July 20-22nd, featuring Little FeatSalem-News.com
Oregon’s premier 3-day science, art and technology event.
(CORVALLIS, OR) - The da Vinci Days Festival – Oregon’s premier 3-day science, art and technology event in Corvallis, OR – will be headlined by the iconic American band, Little Feat this year. Little Feat will perform Saturday, July 21 at 9pm on the da Vinci Days Festival main stage at Oregon State University Lower Campus. Tickets can be purchased for $15 dollars at our pre-sale outlets; OSU Federal Credit Union on 9th Street, The First Alternative Coop, Majestic Theatre, Footwise, The Book Bin, Corvallis Tourism and Gracewinds Music locations and $16 pre-sale online at http://www.davincidays.org
Da Vinci Days is celebrating its 24th Annual Festival this year, complete with a Kinetic Sculpture Race and Parade, Robotics Exhibition, Film Festival, Community Art Exhibit, Canine Frisbee Competition, Kids Science Village, Mud Bog and River Race, nonstop music and lots of opportunities for people to dive in and engage in the wonderful worlds of arts and science.
“It’s a thrill to attract such top quality talent to da Vinci Days,” said Nicole Beachboard-Dodson, Festival Director. “The Festival features the best in music, art and science, and Little Feat is no exception; the band has been revered in Oregon for decades.”
Little Feat will headline an impressive line-up of music at da Vinci Days, including Michael Kaeshammer, The Bylines, yOya, Robbie Laws Band, Bon Ton Roulet, Casey Hurt, Orquesta Monte Calvo, Dave Chiller & Common Pulse, The Flow & Rhys Thomas w/Jugglemania and more
To learn more about da Vinci Days see http://www.davincidays.org/.
For information about Little Feat see http://www.littlefeat.net/
Peak Internet is the Main Stage Title Sponsor of da Vinci Days.
About Little Feat:
You probably know the story: Lowell George wrote a wonderful country truckdriving song called “Willin’,” and brought it to Frank Zappa, the leader of the Mothers of Invention, which Lowell was then a part of - Zappa suggested that he form his own band. Good advice, Frank! Lowell corralled ace keyboardist Bill Payne, Mothers bassist Roy Estrada, and Fraternity of Man drummer Richie Hayward, then guitarist Paul Barrere, percussionist Sam Clayton and Kenny Gradney (the last two veterans of Delaney and Bonnie and Friends).
Through the 1970s they put out albums like Little Feat, Sailin’ Shoes, Dixie Chicken, Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, and Down on the Farm and songs like “Sailin’ Shoes,” “Tripe Face Boogie,” “Cold, Cold Cold,” “Fat Man in the Bathtub, “Oh, Atlanta,”“All That you Dream,” and “Time Loves a Hero.”
Lowell left the planet in 1979, and the band took eight years off. But the bond among them was too strong. They added Fred Tackett on guitar, mandolin, and trumpet (over the years, Craig Fuller and Shaun Murphy took part as well) to the core group. They resumed touring and released Let it Roll in 1979, and they’ve been rolling ever since. When Richie Hayward joined the rock Gods in 2010, he was succeeded by Gabe Ford, who has kept the beat in a way that we’re sure makes Richie proud.
Along the way, spanning more than 40 years, they fused rock, jazz, blues, gospel, New Orleans swamp funk, and a dab of almost everything else in American music with superlative musicianship – their chops are the envy of their peers - to create an utterly distinctive signature sound. One result was one of the two or three greatest live rock albums in the history of rock and roll, Waiting for Columbus.
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