Barrere said that at Little Feat shows, as well as the duo of him and Tackett, there are always new fans and old fans alike. He said that other bands, such as Phish who covered the album “Waiting for Columbus” as part of its Halloween show in 2010, have also played their material and have opened things up to new fans. In particular, he noted that Phish have always spoken highly of Little Feat being a revolutionary jam band, and have used their songs regularly in their repertoire.
Barrere said that he was impressed with Phish’s take on their live album, and said that he listened to it while watching the World Series in 2010. He was told several weeks before by the band that they would be covering the iconic album, and Barrere said that as always, Phish did it a justice. He was particularly impressed that Phish not only covers the album, but had the interest of exactly how they created their songs through specific pieces of equipment.
“It was funny, just before Halloween I started getting these cryptic phone calls from Mr. Gordon who was asking me all kinds of questions about what pedals we were using and so on,” Barrere said, referring to Phish bassist Mike Gordon who is also playing at the Flying Monkey on March 29. “It was interesting and then I found out a couple weeks before that they were going to play the album. I thought they did a great job. They’ve always been a big boost for us.”