Bill Payne (Little Feat): Tracing Footsteps â A Journal of Music, Photography & Tales from the Road with Dennis McNally

Bill Payne

Forty years behind the keyboards of Little Feat and playing with people like Jimmy Buffett, the Doobie Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger, and James Taylor allows you to see some things. Bill Payne likes to express what he sees with his playing and also with his photography, and he’s stepping out with a solo show, “Tracing Footsteps,” that shares some of all of it – what he’s seen on the road and what he’s seen through the camera, as well as doing what he’s best known for, playing the best piano this side of the ocean (pick your ocean). This includes some of his new material with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter as well as Feat Fan favorites. He’ll take questions, too. These will be unique opportunities to interact in an intimate environment.

Dennis McNally

Dennis McNally was selected as the Grateful Dead’s authorized biographer in 1980. He became the band’s publicist in 1984, and continued in that role for Grateful Dead Productions until its dissolution in 2004. In 2002 he published his long-awaited history of the band, A Long Strange Trip/The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, which became a New York Times best-seller.Since the closure of Grateful Dead Productions, he has worked as a free-lance music publicist with clients that have included Bob Weir & RatDog, the Jerry Garcia Estate LLC, David Lindley, Little Feat, the Subdudes, and a wide variety of other music business clients, including the Sonoma Jazz Festival, Rhino Records (for whose “Golden Road” package he received a Grammy nomination for liner notes), CIIS (California Institute for Integral Studies), Steve Kimock, Boris Garcia, and many others.

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Bill Payne (Little Feat): Tracing Footsteps – A Journal of Music, Photography & Tales from the Road with Dennis McNally with Dennis McNally

Wednesday, May 8 · 8:00 PM at Sweetwater Music Hall