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 doomed, enigmatic, and charismatic vocalist and slide guitarist Lowell George, they recorded such classic studio albums as "Sailin Shoes" and "Dixie Chicken," as well as what many consider to be one of the best live albums of all time: "Waiting for Columbus." After George's tragic death in 1979 and a long period of silence, the band later re-formed in 1987, delighting concert crowds with tight renditions of their beloved songs, including their signature outlaw trucker anthem "Willin'."
Acclaimed journalist Ben Fong-Torres, working with surviving band members and their friends and associates, has based "Willin'" on hours of brand-new interviews with all the key players, resulting in the definitive, first-ever biography of this beloved rock n roll institution.
About the Author
Ben Fong-Torres is the author of many books, including "Becoming Almost Famous: My Back Pages in Music, Writing and Life, Not Fade Away: A Backstage Pass to 20 Years of Rock & Roll" and "The Hits Just Keep on Coming: The History of Top 40 Radio".