Posted in music | tour dates on August 21, 2009

UPDATE: This show happened. THE PICTURES ARE HERE.

by Bill Pearis

The Seaport Music Festival may have had it's last show of the season when School of Seven Bells and The XX played last Friday, but there's one more Seaport Music show happening: famously cantankerous rock legend John Fogerty will play on September 2 at 7PM. Like all Seaport shows, it's free. He'll also be appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman (9/3) and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (9/8) around that time.

That same week, Fogerty releases his new covers album, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again, and it's a callback to his first solo album, 1973's The Blue Ridge Rangers, which found the former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer doing covers of country and gospel classics. The Seaport show will be the first time he's performed these songs live, but he'll be doing his own songs as well. His band for this show is a who's who of pros too: 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).

A few Fogerty and classic CCR live performance videos after the jump...

John Fogerty - Old Man Down the Road

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Born on the Bayou


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Comments (25)

F-ing Amazing! I'm there!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 2:09 PM

That is a great free show! Legend!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 2:37 PM

The old MEH down the road.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 2:45 PM

nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

i'll be out of the country!!!

why?! why?!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 2:50 PM

Lookin' Out MEH Back Door?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 2:51 PM

Proud MEHry?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 2:53 PM

"nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
i'll be out of the country!!!
why?! why?!"

Damn, why so upset? He plays NYC at least once a year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 3:10 PM

Not for free though..his shows are $$$$!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 3:25 PM

Wow, this is an amazing opportunity to see one of rock and rolls all time great assholes for free.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 4:09 PM

FREE CONCERT!!!
FREE CONCERT!!!
NEW YORK U R SO LUCKY!!!!
HAVE FUN OUT THERE WHILE YOU ROCK YOUR BOOTIES OFF!!!!!!

Posted by RiverBoatQueen | August 21, 2009 4:16 PM

"Not for free though..his shows are $$$$!"

But if you only want to see him because it's free, then it still doesn't mean you should be disappointed.

If you really really wanted to see him, then you would would pay to see him. Now if you were really a big fan, and were willing to pay money, and you were out of town, THEN you have a reason to be upset.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 5:29 PM

He wore checked shirts when checked shirts weren't cool.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 7:35 PM

place is gonna be packed like a mutha


also, put MEH in coach.


Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 7:55 PM

"fans" that only go to free shows are not really fans.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 11:50 PM

"fans" that only go to free shows are not really fans.

Some people cannot afford to go to shows. Maybe they are broke, have kids to feed, like tons of different bands(me)and can only afford to go to some shows. That does not make someone not a fan because they cannot afford to go. Ptetty stupid comment if you ask me.

That being said, can't wait to see Mr Fogerty!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 12:39 AM

fuck i gotta work

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 2:19 AM

Economy sucks...free is good!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 5:06 AM

"He wore checked shirts when checked shirts weren't cool."

When have checked shirts ever been "cool"?

and FREE is always a good thing!

I'm so there. Should be a Chooglin' good time

Posted by FYI | August 29, 2009 7:02 PM

Dejavu ya looking forward to see this one loved the work of the 80`s

Posted by Bill | September 2, 2009 2:08 AM

CRAZY excited for this show! have always wanted to see him and never had the chance.

Posted by Gina | September 2, 2009 2:36 PM

missed him at the last show he played at the Beacon. He is a living legend as far as I'm concerned. Literally cannot wait to see him, crowded or not- I will be there. Would not miss it for the world.

Posted by Carolyn Madlinger | September 2, 2009 3:48 PM

'twas simply freakin' amazing!

Posted by Jason Barton | September 3, 2009 2:26 AM

great show last night! big band, 6 or 7 players, + 2 backup singers.

JF was in fine form esp on "born on the bayou" " green river" and "keep on choogling" which featured some killer guitar.

incendiary version of "fortuneate son"!

a LOT of old hippies, surprised more younger folks didn't attend.

the bluegrass songs were all quite good as well.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 8:52 AM

Islam is a religion of peace

Posted by منتديات | February 24, 2011 5:31 AM

MCD about 4 times back in 2000/2001.

Wish they were playing a different room too...oh well, Im there anyway.

Posted by سعودي كام | February 25, 2011 9:50 AM

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