Tune In Tonight: What is Hip?! Radio Show Featuring NOLA Sounds and Little Feat’s “Sam’s Place”

Tonight on the What is Hip?! Radio Show, we dive deep into the soulful sounds of New Orleans (NOLA) and celebrate the latest musical offering from the legendary band Little Feat. Prepare for an evening filled with rich rhythms, bluesy beats, and a tribute to the heart and soul of blues music with Little Feat’s new album, “Sam’s Place.”

A Night Dedicated to NOLA Music. New Orleans has long been a cradle of American music, giving birth to jazz, blues, and a myriad of other genres. Tonight, we’ll explore the vibrant tapestry of NOLA’s musical landscape. Expect to hear classics from icons like Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, and Dr. John, along with contemporary sounds that continue to keep the spirit of New Orleans alive. From the lively brass bands parading through the French Quarter to the smoky, intimate blues clubs, NOLA’s music is as diverse as its culture.

Little Feat Announces First New Album in 12 Years, “Sam’s Place”

Little Feat has made a triumphant return with their first new album in 12 years, “Sam’s Place.” This nine-track masterpiece is a heartfelt homage to the blues, blending soulful covers with an original piece that stands as a testament to the band’s enduring creativity and musicianship.

“Sam’s Place” sees Little Feat delving deep into the roots of the blues, a genre that has significantly influenced their sound over the decades. The album features a carefully curated selection of blues covers that pay respect to the genre’s legends while also showcasing the unique flair that Little Feat brings to their music.

Little Feat’s “Sam’s Place”: A Tribute to the Blues. As part of tonight’s special, we’ll be featuring tracks from Little Feat’s latest release, “Sam’s Place.” This album is a heartfelt tribute to the blues, showcasing the band’s deep connection to the genre and their evolution over the decades.

The album is featured on the NRN Radio Show on July 10th as the ‘New Release Now’ that week!

“Sam’s Place” marks an exciting new chapter for Little Feat. Here’s what makes the album special:

  • Lead Vocals by Sam Clayton: Known for his rich, soulful voice and impeccable percussion skills, Sam Clayton takes center stage as the lead vocalist on this album. His deep connection to the blues shines through every track.
  • New Lineup: The album introduces Scott Sharrard on guitar and Tony Leone on drums, joining longtime members Bill Payne (keys), Kenny Gradney (bass), and Fred Tackett (guitar). This lineup brings fresh energy and new dynamics to the band’s sound.
  • Recorded in Memphis: The album was recorded at the iconic Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis, TN. This historic studio, famous for its blues and rock ‘n’ roll recordings, adds a layer of authenticity and reverence to the project.
  • Production: Produced by Little Feat and Charles A. Martinez, “Sam’s Place” is a masterfully crafted album that pays homage to the roots of blues while infusing it with Little Feat’s signature style.

Listeners can expect a rich blend of blues tracks, each infused with Little Feat’s unique sound. The album’s production values highlight the raw emotion and musicianship that has kept Little Feat a beloved band for decades. Key tracks include soulful ballads, upbeat blues numbers, and instrumental pieces that showcase the technical prowess of the band members.

Tune in to the What is Hip?! Radio Show tonight for an unforgettable musical journey. Here’s what’s on the menu:

  1. NOLA Classics: We’ll kick off the show with a selection of timeless tracks from the heart of New Orleans. Experience the eclectic mix of jazz, blues, and funk that defines this vibrant city.
  2. Spotlight on Little Feat: Dive into “Sam’s Place” with exclusive tracks and insights into the making of the album. Hear from the band members about their inspiration and the creative process behind this blues tribute.
  3. New Music: In addition to the classics and the new album, we’ll feature some of the latest releases from artists inspired by the rich musical heritage of NOLA and the blues.

Don’t miss tonight’s What is Hip?! Radio Show – it’s a celebration of music that moves the soul and gets your feet tapping. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Little Feat, a lover of NOLA music, or simply looking to discover some great new tunes, this show is sure to deliver.

Tune in, turn up the volume, and let the music of New Orleans and Little Feat’s “Sam’s Place” transport you to a world of rhythm, blues, and pure musical joy. And, the album is featured on the NRN Radio Show on July 10th as the ‘New Release Now’ that week!