A Classic Rock Night With Foghat [PICTURES]
When I saw the entertainment line-up for the fair this year I saw the really big names in country, Jerrod Neiman, Big & Rich, a great classic rock band REO Speedwagon and then my eyes locked onto a name I had not seen in years…Foghat. I thought to myself “what in the world are these guys still doing on the road after 40 years”?
Rock & roll and rhythm & blues is what Foghat is doing these days! As I am standing back stage and looking out over the crowd getting ready to get the party started I see a sea of gray hair, a few kids (probably grandkids) and a few middle age folks and younger people who I believe wanted to see what this band was all about.
So I walk out onto the stage and my first thought is “I bet most of these people still have vinyl albums and the first one they bought was a Foghat album”! So I asked the crowd and with a resounding yell and applause I was right. This crowd came ready to rock and yes they own or owned Foghat albums.
The moment Foghat took the stage we knew we were in for a treat as they tore into some great blues classics, tore thru their hit catalog with precision and gave us a senior citizen classic rock moment that we won’t forget!
The band was awesome and loaded with seasoned veterans Bryan Bassett on lead guitar played in Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchett. Charlie Huhn lead vocal and guitar spent 10 years with Humble Pie, Craig MacGregor has been with the band since the late 1970’s. Roger Earl the last original founding member of Foghat was totally solid on the drums and the cool part of the night was watching the band create this magic moment and we knew that Roger Earl was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in New York on August 19th just 5 days before the show in Kennewick.
Foghat has been a staple of classic rock radio for over 40 years. We love Foghat’s party rock anthems “Slow Ride”, “Fool For The City” and so many others.
It was a privilege to be part of the “Driving Wheel” one more time with a band that has never shied away from their blues roots. Rock on Foghat! Rock on!