September 16, 2008 06:00 ET

LITTLE FEAT to Perform on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" Monday, September 22nd

"LITTLE FEAT & FRIENDS: JOIN THE BAND" Surges Toward Top of the Americana Radio Charts; Group Revisits Their Classic Songs With Help From Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Chris Robinson, Emmylou Harris, Brooks & Dunn, Bob Seger, Inara George, Sonny Landreth and Others

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Riding a resurgent wave of popularity for their new recording LITTLE FEAT & FRIENDS: JOIN THE BAND, legendary rock band LITTLE FEAT will appear Monday, September 22nd on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" performing one of their classic songs (TBD). Released on August 26th, LITTLE FEAT & FRIENDS: JOIN THE BAND exploded onto the national pop charts garnering their highest debut ever -- #81 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Executive-produced by Jimmy Buffett, JOIN THE BAND finds the original members of LITTLE FEAT re-recording their classic songs such as "Fat Man in the Bathtub," "Dixie Chicken," "Sailing Shoes" and "Oh Atlanta" with the help of friends/musical fans Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Chris Robinson, Brooks & Dunn, Bob Seger, Inara George, Sonny Landreth, Bela Fleck, Jimmy Buffett and others.

The incredible sales story is buoyed by many factors including a multi-format embrace by radio of several tracks from the record ("Fat Man in the Bathtub" featuring Dave Matthews and "Dixie Chicken" featuring Vince Gill are two key tracks at Americana, rock and country radio). Other factors include extensive viral marketing and cross promotions with guest artists, rave reviews and aggressive retail promotions. The album had stellar debuts approaching the top of the sales charts at several key retail accounts such as Amazon (Top 5), Barnes & Noble (#8), iTunes (#16) and leading independent chain Newbury Comics (#10). The band will embark on an extensive tour of the US beginning this month and continuing on into the fall.

A distinctive and eclectic blend of rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie, LITTLE FEAT's musical style was forged when Lowell George was fired from Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and told to form his own band. Bill Payne, Richie Hayward and Roy Estrada joined with him to create LITTLE FEAT, a band that would continue recording, touring and transcending musical boundaries long after the tragic and premature death of its founder. JOIN THE BAND is a true collaboration amongst stellar talents and adds another amazing chapter to their considerable legacy.

429 Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of CME (Columbia Music Entertainment), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company in the adult music genres, consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is lead by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies.

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