Watch: Little Feat’s New Music Video for the Ol’ Favorite, “Milkman”

The “legendary-and-thriving” group heads to Macon, Georgia on Friday, November 1st

Raise a glass to the milkman and to the guys of the beloved band Little Feat, who’ve still got it going on after 50-plus years on the grind.

Dripping with that laidback swag of classic blues, “Milkman” is a Little Feat original penned by singer-percussionist Sam Clayton about his nephew. The single is the opening track to their critically-acclaimed, blues-centric album Sam’s Place, out now at stores and digital retailers.

The band’s joyous camaraderie is palpable in the new music video for “Milkman,” which premiered at Glide Magazine and was filmed earlier this year at Studio Instrumental Rentals in Nashville. 2024 members Clayton, Bill Payne (keys and vocals,) Fred Tackett (guitar and vocals,) Kenny Gradney (bass,) Scott Sharrard (guitars and vocals,) and Tony Leone (drums and vocals) are clearly have a ball jamming with each other in the purest, most organic way while archival footage of milkmen throughout the years plays in the background. The band is joined by Steve Herrman on trumpet and Dana Robbins on saxophone.

Sam’s Place represents quite a moment for the group: it’s their first new studio album in twelve years, their first-ever blues album, and the first one to feature Clayton singing lead vocals on every song. It also features a duet with Grammy-winning icon and Little Feat friend Bonnie Raitt, who had nothing but glowing thoughts and praise on the new record and Clayton’s turn center stage.

Little Feat, 2024

“I’ve always loved Little Feat and this new incarnation of the band is bringing some serious heat, cred and new blood to their enduring legacy,” said Raitt. “Every Feat fan loves us some Sam. I’m so glad he’s now gotten a chance to step out front and center and put his spin on these wonderful blues songs. I loved singing ‘Long Distance Call’ with him, always one of my favorites, and Scott slayed on slide. Know you’ll enjoy hanging out with us at Sam’s Place!” 

Little Feat performs at The GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater to commemorate the release of their brand-new album Sam’s Place | June 10, 2024

It’s the individual musical chops and collective chemistry that really light up the nine-track album, which was waxed at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN (August 2023), except for “Got My Mojo Working (Live),” recorded live at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, Colorado. And they can light up a stage, too. From touring with the Tedeschi Trucks Band to headlining shows with The Wood Brothers, Los Lobos, Marc Broussard, Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel, The Steel Wheels, and Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, there will be plenty of chances to boogie with the band…

…including a stop in Macon, Georgia with Betts and Palmetto Motel on November 1st for a Friday evening show at the Macon City Auditorium. Tickets for that show can be purchased HERE.