Big news out of the Little Feat camp today. To celebrate the band’s upcoming 50th anniversary, they will be hosting the 2019 Ramble On The Island at the luxurious Melia Braco Village, in picturesque Trelawny, Jamaica. The event will span four nights, March 26th-30th, 2019, with four full-nights of music!
Joining the host band Little Feat, will be folky-blues queen, Lucinda Williams, and The Midnight Ramble Band, the late Levon Helm’s beloved house band. Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman and New Orleans sensation Anders Osborne will be hanging out and playing as special guests throughout the weekend.
Read the announcement post from the band below:
Having just completed a great, albeit brief tour on the East Coast, we are now turning our attention to 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the creation of this musical experiment we call Little Feat.
It was great to see so many friends at the shows as we traveled through the East Coast. A highlight for sure was playing with moe. and recreating Waiting for Columbus for 15,000 Peach Fest fans in what turned into a massive sing along.
We can’t think of a better way to get the 50th Anniversary started on the right foot than by announcing our return to Jamaica March 26-30, 2019 at the Melia Braco Village.
This year we will have some of the finest artists from the genre we affectionately call Americana. Of course, it would not be a Ramble without the Midnight Ramble Band. We never tire of their wondrous sound and every time we get to play with them it brings a big smile to our faces. Adding a very distinctive voice this year will be Lucinda Williams and her fabulous band. A three-time Grammy winner, Lucinda will delight us all with her far-reaching repertoire cultivated from more than 30 years of performing around the world. Little Feat will be performing four shows, with Lucinda and the Ramble Band performing three each.
As if this wasn’t enough, we will also have the pleasure of two dear friends, Anders Osborne and Vince Herman, who will be playing solo sets and sitting in throughout the week. Anders has been performing recently with Paul and Fred in DeadFeat and we look forward to not only hearing his solo sets, but also his distinctive playing when he sits in with the band. Vince is veteran of several trips to join us in Jamaica and it is always a treat to have him spread his infectious good vibes throughout the event. Suffice it to say, there will a ton of great music being played and the potential for all kinds of collaborations that will be sure to make this trip all the more memorable.!
For those of you who have attended prior events in Jamaica, you will be receiving your pre-sale code in an email from Island Gigs by Monday July 30 with the pre-sale taking place Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1. If you have not been able to attend a previous Ramble on the Island, we look forward to having you join us this coming March and the public on sale will begin on August 2.
Next stop, Jamaica!
For more information on reservations and ticket packages, head here.
Watch video’s below from Little Feat’s recent collaborative set at Peach Music Festival!
Little Feat and Moe.–”Spanish Moon”
Little Feat and Moe.–”Oh, Atlanta”
[Video: Sean Roche]