Fred Tackett: In A Town Like This (2003)
The disc is populated with low-key songs replete with impressive guitar, mandolin, and bass playing. The lyrics are almost mystical, ranging from cautious anxiety ("A Blinding Faith") to lament ("Had We Known Better" sung with Lowell George's Daughter, Inara George). Mr. Tackett reprises "Honest Man" which he co- wrote with Lowell George to great effect. Listening to "Honest Man" one can hear exactly what contribution Tackett makes to the current Little Feat.
This is humid, dusty music, like that imagined as the soundtrack to a merciless Southern summer with no rain, just the promise of some.
Track Listing: In a Town Like This; A Blinding Faith; Gold Tooth Woman; Dance for Patricia; Domenic's Interlude; A Church Falling Down; Had We Known Better; Honest Man; Find A River.
Personnel: Fred Tackett: vocals, guitar, mandolin; Miles Tackett: cello, bass, producer; Domenic Genova: bass; Inara George: vocals.
Record Label: Hot Tomato