William “Bill” Payne was born on this day in Waco, Texas, in 1949. He is the co-founder, only continuous, and sole surviving band member of the original Little Feat. He is a keyboard magician who’s played with literally hundreds of artists as a session man which may be one of the reasons he’s only released one solo album thus far – too busy! Little Feat, in their present incarnation, don't seem to have disbanded, but I see he has most recently joined the Doobie Brothers as a permanent member of their current line-up.
Bill Payne is an extremely articulate individual who likes to write and he is also interested in photography. His website … http://billpaynecreative.com
This song was written by him for Little Feat in the post Lowell George days … “Gringo” … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf8VP8t5nu4
He appears on Jackson Browne’s For Everyman on “I thought I was a Child” …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOv6jXonYUo
And on Bob Seger et al’s The Distance on “Shame on the Moon” … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUl-83PSZks
And this is from his album Cielo Norte, which I’m now going to have to add to the endless to-purchase list …