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Legendary Rock Band ‘Foghat’ To Perform In Plymouth

Thomas P. Caldwell - September 16, 2013





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Foghat will perform at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth.

A band with its roots in the blues but its reputation built on rock’n’roll will perform Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth.

Foghat established itself as a great rock’n’roll band with hits such as “Slow Ride”, “Fool for the City”, and “I Just Want To Make Love To You” — songs the band still performs to sold-out crowds and which have become staples on many radio stations. But in 2010, the band released Last Train Home, an album that brings back the blues-boogie sound that founders Roger Earl and Lonesome Dave Peverett had made famous with their earlier band, Savoy Brown.

It was in 1971 that Earl and Peverett enlisted Rod Price and Tony Stevens to form Foghat and the British rock quartet soon settled in New York and established itself with multiple platinum-selling records like Fool for The City and Foghat Live. While their focus was on performing classic rock, the band continued to hold a fondness for the blues, doing a benefit to start a blues archive at the New York Public Library that had them sharing the stage with John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, Paul Butterfield, Honey Boy Edwards, Otis Blackwell, and Eddie “Bluesman” Kirkland. They later invited Kirkland to join them on Last Train Home in which they perform such Savoy Brown songs as “Needle & Spoon” along with covers of such blues classics as “So Many Roads, So Many Trains” and “Shake Your Money Maker”.

Earl, who plays drums and provides background vocals, is the only original member of Foghat still with the group. Peverett died of cancer early in 2000; Stevens had left the band in 1974 to pursue other interests; and Price left in 1980. The current lineup has bassist Craig MacGregor, who was with the band from 1975 to 1992 and returned in 2005; Bryan Bassett on lead and slide guitar; and Charlie Huhn on lead vocals and rhythm and lead guitar.

They were joined on Last Train Home by Jeff Howell, Colin Earl, and Lefty “Sugar Lips” Lefkowitz, as well as Eddie Kirkland. Along with the signature blues of the Foghat musicians, Kirkland’s vocals give the album a classic blues sound on “In My Dreams” and “Good Good Day”.

Expect to hear some of that sound, along with the classic Foghat hits, when the band comes to the Flying Monkey on Sept. 21. The venue also offers dinner with the show, with food and beverage service by the Common Man Family of Restaurants.

For tickets and information, visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551. 

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