John Fogerty releasing album, playing South Street Seaport
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