On Saturday, June 29, alongside Duane Betts, Little Feat debuted a cover of the Allman Brothers Band classic “Blue Sky” at St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater. Originally released on 1972’s Eat A Peach, the Dickey Betts-penned track has become a staple tribute for Duane Betts in the months since his father’s April 18 passing. Taking the lead on guitar and vocals, Duane Betts ushered Little Feat through their first performance of the late guitarist’s trademark song on their series of co-billed dates with Duane Betts’ Palmetto Motel. 

Following a strong first verse from Duane Betts, Little Feat’s Scott Sharrard complemented their guest on vocals for the song’s chorus. Together, the duo sang, “You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day / Lord, you know it makes me high / When you turn your love my way” before moving into the song’s signature series of guitar solos. As Sharrard progressed into the first single-handed instrumental delivery, often attributed to Gregg Allman, Duane Betts followed for the second, typically done by his father throughout his time in the ensemble, as the audience applauded the homage and the legacy of Dickey Betts.

Tonight, July 3, Little Feat will return to the stage in La Vista, Neb., for a performance at The Astro alongside Duane Betts and Palmetto Motel. The genre-bending group is in for a jam-packed summer and fall, with countless festival appearances and stops on the Can’t Be Satisfied Tour, which boasts guests like The Steel Wheels, The Avett Brothers, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley and The Travelin’ McCourys. Little Feat is also set to hit the road alongside Tedeschi Trucks Band for three East Coast dates.

For tickets and more information on Little Feat’s tour, visit https://www.littlefeat.net/tour. Fans can find a full list of 2024 tour dates below.

For more on Little Feat, read their 2024 Relix Magazine profile here

Upcoming Little Feat Tour Dates

July 3 – The Astro – La Vista, Neb.*

July 5 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, Colo.!

Aug. 17 – Milford Oyster Festival – Milford, Conn.

Aug. 18 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, Pa.@

Aug. 20 – Tree House Brewing Company Summer Stage  – Deerfield, Mass.@

Aug. 21 – Cape Cod Melody Tent – Hyannis, Mass.@

Aug. 22 – South Shore Music Circus – Cohasset, Mass.#

Aug. 24 – Indian Ranch – Webster, Mass@

Aug. 25 – Bethel Woods Center For The Arts – Bethel, N.Y.^

Aug. 27 – Patchogue Theatre – Patchogue, N.Y.#

Aug. 28 – The Mann Center – Philadelphia^

Aug. 30 – Freeman Arts Pavilion – Selbyville, Del.

Aug. 31 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, N.Y.^

Oct. 18 – Warner Theatre – Washington#

Oct. 19 – Warner Theatre – Washington*

Oct. 20 – MGM Northfield Park – Northfield, Ohio*

Oct. 22 – The Capitol Theatre – Wheeling, W.V.*

Oct. 24 – Louisville Palace Theater – Louisville, Ky.&

Oct. 25 – Harrah’s Cherokee Casiono Resort Event Center – Cherokee, N.C.*

Oct. 26 – The Paramount Theater – Charlottesville, Va.*

Oct. 28 – Sandler Center For The Performing Arts – Virginia Beach, Va.*

Oct. 29 – The Knight Theater – Charlotte, N.C.*

Oct. 30 – Kenan Auditorium – Wilmington, N.C.*

Nov. 1 – Macon City Auditorium – Macon, Ga.*

Nov. 2 – Moon Crush Cowboy Moon – Miramar Beach, Fla.

* w/ Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel

! w/ The Avett Brothers

@ w/ The Steel Wheels

# w/ Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

^ w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band

& w. The Travelin’ McCourys