Fred Tackett

Fred Tackett

Update: 2022-04-28
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You might know Mr. Tackett as Little Feat's guitarist, but Fred's contributions to the musical world are simply staggering, with literally hundreds of sessions to his credit, on mandolin and trumpet, as well guitar. Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Nicolette Larson, Barbara Streisand, Jimmy Webb, and countless others have called on Fred's musical services over his incredible career. Why? Because Fred is a monster player and genuine gentlemen to boot!  He gets into the gristle with Greg on today's episode.

1:34 - Fred’s signature ‘Texas Twister’ guitar lick
3:48 - Fred’s INSANE discography as a session guitar player, trumpet player, and mandolinist, and what it was like back in the heyday of session work
11:26 - How Fred’s gear changed over the years as a session player, and packing days to pack the bank
15:27 - Fred’s time with Little Feat - the how, the when, the where…
24:46 - Transitioning from the studio to the road…with Bob Dylan
34:51 - Fred’s rig while playing with Dylan
36:13 - From Bob Dylan to Bob Seger
37:05 - How session musicians most often get paid
39:42 - Little Feat’s ‘Let It Roll’ record, balancing the line between session and tour work, adjusting band members, a few of Fred’s favorite tunes, and guitars!
51:52 - Fred’s musical background growing up in Arkansas

Total Length: 68:03

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