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John Fogerty On Tour

September 28, 2009

On November 12th John Fogerty, the chart-topping Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will launch a national tour in support of his new album ‘The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again.’ Fortunate Son/Verve Forecast released the album on August 31st as a follow up to Fogerty’s 1973 solo debut.

Critics immediately declared Fogerty’s phenomenal renditions of timeless American songs by Rick Nelson, Buck Owens and The Everly Brothers instant classics. USA Today called it “superb” while The New York Times raved that Fogerty’s live performance “[evoked] the sound of a mythic backwoods Southland, where barefoot girls dance in the moonlight” and Rolling Stone applauded the album’s “strong back-porch
country vibe.”

This week, Fogerty received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. He’ll kickoff the first season of Live By Request on PBS, and will appear on The Tonight
Show with Conan O’Brien in November as well.

Fogerty along with Kenny Aronoff (drums) Billy Burnette (guitar) Jason Mowery (fiddle/mandolin) Matt Nolen (keyboards/guitar) Hunter Perrin (guitar) David Santos (bass) and James Pennebaker (pedal steel) will kick off the tour at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater on November 12th.

John Fogerty Fall 2009 US Tour Dates:
November 12 Los Angeles Kodak Theater
November 14 Primm, NV Primm Valley Resort
November 16 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theater
November 18 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theater
November 19 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
November 21 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theater
November 22 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
November 24 New York, NY The Beacon Theater
November 25 Newark, NJ NJPAC
November 27 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods
November 28 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
November 29 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater

For more than four decades, John Fogerty has been an American treasure: one of the most revered and influential artists to emerge in the ’60s, and still a vital part of the musical landscape. As lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Creedence Clearwater Revival and as a
GRAMMY-winning, chart-topping solo artist, Fogerty’s sound has encompassed everything from blues to country and southern swamp rock and roll. Known as one of the greatest songwriters, singers, and guitarists of all time, Fogerty was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

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John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again

September 17, 2009

Written By: Jeff Markunas
(Americana/Country Editor)


Label: Verve – Rating:

They say that Real Estate holds its value because, “They’re not making any more of it.”
Musical genres usually follow this rule too.
We’re not getting Jimi , Jerry or Janis (or their talent) back, Bob Dylan is sadly sinking into dementia, and the Stone’s don’t roll, as much as creak.

The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides (to the rescue) Again!

The first incarnation of the BRR was a 1973 solo album by John Fogerty where he was the whole band. This time Fogerty has assembled a heavy duty group of musicians and some very heavy-weight backup singers – Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmidt all contribute vocals on “The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again.”

The Rangers provide a loose, jubilant celebration of American Folk, Country and Rock music where Everyone’s giving their 100%, and having a Hell of a time doing it! There’s plenty of room to just stretch out and just PLAY.

The vocals on “Garden Party” blend so seamlessly that it sounds like one great singer suffering from a miraculous case of multiple personality disorder, and “The Boss” has to really kick it up a couple notches to avoid being smoked by Fogerty, when they duet on “When Will I Be Loved” – Listen to this cut and Marvel.

Fogerty himself, is a wonderful musical chameleon, who shape-shifts his vocal style to give a great performance on every cut. He’s always been versatile, but after 30 years, he has somehow managed to not only survive but to thrive and improve.

Rock Bottom Line
Great Songs – Great Band – Incredible vocals. If that’s not enough from an album for you, you better stop listening to music right now because – YOU’VE GONE DEAF!

CWG Rating – 4 Guns