Influences: Billy Payne on Phish’s Waiting for Columbus [MontgomeryNews]

“We didn’t know [Phish] was going to cover our album,” said Payne, the keyboardist for Little Feat and one of the founding members of the band back in 1969. “They just played it and we found out the next day when our manager came up and told me. I thought it was a tremendous tip of the hat. It was kind of a handshake to our band because I tell people the influence is what is important about what we do as musicians and artists.”

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