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  posted on 10/26/2019 at 09:52 PM
So saddened by this, Paul Barrere Lead Guitarist of Little Feat has passed away...

R.I.P. brother, you are already missed...

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  posted on 10/26/2019 at 10:12 PM
Very saddened to hear this , my wife and I chatted with Paul on several different occasions once in a little bar down the block from the Moore Theater in Seattle , a real nice down to earth guy .

RIP Paul and thanks for the great music .

 

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  posted on 10/26/2019 at 10:18 PM
This is so sad. I had just seen him with Fred Tackett last year. R.I.P.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2019 at 10:24 PM
Deeply saddened to hear this. Like Dickey in the ABB, Paul was seen by most as "the other guitarist" in his band. For me, his playing (especially slide) often surpassed that of his famous bandmate. One of the great in my book.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2019 at 10:37 PM
One of my favorites. Sorry to hear.
 

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  posted on 10/26/2019 at 10:45 PM
I am also sad to hear this. Little Feat will always be in the Top 10 bands list for me and Paul was a key part of them with and without Lowell.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2019 at 10:55 PM
"Skin it back"
https://youtu.be/cAbn6OuqT44

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 07:43 AM
Oh no. Paul was a favorite a d such a tasty guitar player. Before I saw them live the first time I thought I was hearing a dobro but it was Paul on a Strat. I remember Warren in 1990 being asked in an interview if he was playing a dobro on the opening of Seven Turns but he said it was his Strat tuned and turned down to get that.

At first Lowell George was the show when I would see Little Feat but soon it was clear Paul was playing all the tasty stuff and the piano that was giving the band its unique style and sound to me.

Paul was a very fine guitar player.

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 08:34 AM
R.I.P. Great player in a great band.

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 09:58 AM
Dealing with Hep C and liver cancer

RIP

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 10:35 AM
Paul is a good friend with one of my best buds. So sad to hear this news.

Warren as usual shared some moving thoughts.

Warren Haynes
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RIP Paul Barrere- In 1991 the Allman Brothers and Little Feat did a wonderful tour together. Having just joined one of my all-time favorite bands two years earlier, here I was, now, on tour with two of my favorite bands of all time. Virtually every night I would join Little Feat on stage and soak up the magic that only they could create. Being in the middle of it was truly a joyous experience. Countless times I found myself acknowledging the fact that ‘if there was another band that I grew up listening to that I would want to join it would be Little Feat’.

From the moment I discovered their music in the seventies I was hooked, and studied every nook and cranny of their amazing body of work. Dixie Chicken came first for me and then I moved backwards and forwards, to the the early albums and to everything I had somehow missed. I had a lot of catching up to do. By the time Waiting For Columbus came out everyone I hung out with was a Little Feat fanatic. The pulse of the grooves, the way Richie, Kenny, and Sam locked into some voodoo stew that couldn’t be pinned down or traced back to any certain genre, laid a foundation for this multi-dimensional new approach to music that was a combination of so many elements that you heard something different each time you listened. Bill’s virtuosic sense of chordal complexity and harmony, combining jazz with a glimpse into the history of all American music and beyond, made the more organic, bluesy lines that flowed on top sound both perfect and deceptive at the same time. Lowell’s and Paul’s voices, both as singers and guitar players, weaved together in a way that rounded out each other and came together in the middle, highlighting both the similarities and the differences between them- the mark of any great guitar tandem or vocal duo. There has to be just enough contrast, juxtaposition, and tension, combined with a proportionate amount of simpatico common ground and a shared love of influences to create that balance that true chemistries are made of- where the sum is greater than the parts- where the world is glad and lucky that those people found each other. Lowell and Paul had that. Little Feat had that in spades.

Having played a lot of Little Feat’s music through the years- both with them and in several other situations- I can say that my love and reverence for that music has not diminished one iota. In fact it's quite the opposite. There are truly so few bands and artists whose music is better now than it was when we first discovered it and I consider Little Feat to be one of those sacred few. A couple of years ago at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans (a place where were Paul and Fred Tackett had previously sat in with Gov’t Mule) I was part of a celebration of Waiting For Columbus which I consider to be one of the greatest albums of all time. Although I had never played or sung a lot of those tunes, I had listened to them countless times and thought it would be no big deal learning the ones I had never tackled. Wrong again. It made me realize not only how deceptive and tricky the tunes are but also how much I appreciate the fact that I never dissected that music and learned the individual parts but rather let it soak in from a fan’s perspective and influence me however it would. I am very grateful for Little Feat’s music- it will always be in the Pantheon for me. I’m also thankful to call each of them my friends. I love you, Paul. Thanks for giving us all “something real- something to feel”.- WH

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 11:24 AM
https://archive.org/details/LittleFeat

Listening to Little Feat today

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 11:37 AM
Here's the only video I took from last year's Great South Bay Festival in Long Island. RIP Sir.

Willin'/Don't Bogart That Joint
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIng50I_mKk






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[Edited on 10/27/2019 by Fretsman]

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 11:37 AM
So much great music

With Lowell and Ritchie now

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 11:58 AM
RIP Mr. Barrere

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 01:11 PM
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Here's the only video I took from last year's Great South Bay Festival in Long Island. RIP Sir.

Willin'/Don't Bogart That Joint
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIng50I_mKk

Great video of a great performance. But it hurts me to see Little Feat reduced to an afternoon slot at some sort of cheese-fest - complete with incessantly chattering audience. They're one of those bands that deserve listening room attention!






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[Edited on 10/27/2019 by Fretsman]

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 04:12 PM
https://bestclassicbands.com/little-feat-paul-barrere-obituary-10-26-19/
 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 05:20 PM
RIP Paul

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 09:55 PM
Each one of these peeps passing....


........stings that much more

 

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 10:13 PM
I had a friend who was a local guitarist in New Haven CT. About 20 years ago, his band opened for Little Feat in a club called Toads Place. Paul was watching them sound check, and asked my friend about his amp [ an old fender twin reverb?] Paul asked him, " How much do you want for it?" Don was just going to give it to him, then said," it's yours if you would give me some lessons on slide guitar" Paul said sure, and they went to the dressing room with guitars and amps and Paul delivered.

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  posted on 10/27/2019 at 10:27 PM
About ten years ago, I caught Little Feat at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, Ca... I had my "Best of LF" guitar chord book with me and after the show I ran out to the car to retrieve it....So I am standing at the entrance to the "Backstage" area of the Belly Up and I can see Paul taking a rag to his Fender Strat... A security guard approaches me and say something close to "Yeah"?.... "Hey" I say, I've my book here and would love the opportunity to have some of the guys to sign it"... I glance over at Paul in time to see him wave and nod "Let him back here"... So, I stroll back there and ask Paul "Isn't that your baby?...the one from the "Rockpalast show"?... "sure is" he replies....we chat for a moment and he signs the book.. "The rest of the band is back there" he says. "Go on back"...so I walk back to the green room and there are Billy Payne and Kenny Gradney...I stood in the doorway for a moment not wanting to interrupt, when Billy Payne says "Hey Man, you need something"?... "Sure" I reply... Paul just signed this and said you all were back here... "Would you guys sign this"?.. "Watcha have there"? Billy asked... So I hand it to him and he proceeds to thumb through it as though he's never seen it before and comments about the Lowell photos while showing pics to his friends who were gathered around... He signs it and passes it to Kenny and Shaun Murphy who also sign it. "Is Ritchie here" I ask... "No man, he took off" came the reply.. "But Sam is over grabbing some food"...So I say thanks, grab my book and amble over to the food line where I immediately spot Sam Clayton and walk over, standing right next to him. he senses my presence, looks over and asks... "Who the F**K are you"?... I explain who I am and why I am where I am and Sam smiles and says "Well then, grab a plate"... I decline and he stops loading his plate and signs my book... I walk back over to Paul who is now placing his beloved Strat in its case and say "Thanks man"... he smiles and waves.... I leave and about 5 years later see that and he and Fred Tackett are playing a show at "McCabe's Guitar Store" in Hollywood...I send Paul a Facebook message and ask if he'll sign my guitar at the show... Minutes later he responds with "Sure thing, hit me up at the sound check"... I go to the show, arrive early and walk into McCabe's (Hollywood) with my Gretsch and are asked by an employee "Are you Vince"?...''Yep"... He and Fred are in there" came the reply, I stroll in, Paul sees me and motions me over, stops the sound check, signs, smiles and says "Good to see you"....

What a nice guy who has provided the other half of the soundtrack of my life....

R.I.P. brother

 

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  posted on 10/28/2019 at 10:46 AM
RIP to Paul, one of the legends. Sailin' Shoes, Dixie Chicken, and Feats Don't Fail Me Now are the Holy Trinity of Feats for me. Truly epic albums.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2019 at 03:44 PM
I will truly miss Paul Barrere. He was always very cool to me when I met him the half a dozen times or so over the years. Even got he & Fred Tackett to sign my Seagull acoustic guitar back in June 2018 when they did a fantastic acoustic show at the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, PA. Had a front row seat for that gig.

This one REALLY hurts

 

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  posted on 10/28/2019 at 05:14 PM
Very sad news. Paul hung on with his liver disease for so many years that I didn't think much of his recent setback.

I loved seeing the reunited Little Feat over the years. Chastain Park shows, then Music Midtown, then shows at Variety Playhouse and Wanee. Paul was one of my all-time favorite slide players and a funky singer. He helped write and sing some of my all-time favorite Feat songs....many in their second life after their 1988 reunion.

Hate to Lose Your Lovin:
https://youtu.be/_38tZeCTdvw

Spider's Blues:
https://youtu.be/P_xOqcJAo8o

Callin The Children Home:
https://youtu.be/olf7PA412-Y

their cover of Phish's Sample In a Jar:
https://youtu.be/DAt3iXvnuDg

Cadillac Hotel (not sung or written by Paul but a great song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75t1jyiplaQ

And I thought he did justice to the Lowell vocals on older songs:
Willin'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOWWOpck6PE

Dixie Chicken:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0_tEeqoMdg

I loved the simpatico rhythm groove Paul & Fred had together (I once told Fred he was to Little Feat as Warren was to Allman Brothers and that I meant that as high praise). Sad I won't hear that ever again live.

Wish the RnR HoF had their act togehter and had inducted Feat while Paul & Richie were still with us. oyyyy. Rest easy Paul! Great player and by all accounts a gentleman, too.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2019 at 05:44 PM
I was trying to remember why George folded the band in 1978. Just reread Lowell George interviews in the wake of the 1978 shut down of Little Feat.

George said he was the one who controlled the band and Payne and to a lesser extent Paul, wanted the band to be run as a democracy and Lowell finally said okay. But Paul and to a larger extent manipulated the players to back the kind of music and sound they thought was best for Little Feat but George increasingly objected to the many of the songs and arrangements that slowly but increasingly engulfed the band. Lowell George said he became tired of his objections being ignored and decided to abandon the democratic way of Little Feat and after stepping in to seize control of the band, decided he didnt want to continue the band. He informed the band members the band was being closed down and they all would need new jobs.

George went solo then the next year suffered a heart attack and died at age young age of 34. A few years after George died, the other members decided to put the band back on the road.

 

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