BEN FONG-TORRES at Books Inc. in Berkeley
Meet Rolling Stone journalist Ben Fong-Torres author of Willin': The Story of Little Feat, the saga of the legendary Los Angeles band Little Feat is one of rock 'n' roll's great stories. Formed in 1969 by ex-members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Little Feat created groove-heavy music that was an irresistible mix of rock, blues, R&B, country, jazz, soul, and funk.
Fronted by the charismatic but doomed vocalist and brilliant slide guitarist Lowell George, the band recorded such classic studio albums as "Sailin' Shoes" and "Dixie Chicken," as well as "Waiting for Columbus," which many consider to be one of the best live albums of all time.
Annie Sampson and a guitarist will be joining Ben!
Acclaimed journalist Ben Fong-Torres--working with Little Feat's surviving members, their friends, and associates--wrote "Willin'" based on hours of brand new interviews with the key players. The result? The first definitive biography of this beloved rock 'n' roll institution.