”…They explode out of the gate with “Born For The Road” and they never really let off the throttle…CHECK IT OUT
Stu the WINE Guru interviews Roger Earl tonite (Thurs 12/9/10) at 7pm!
A cool review of the Iridium show by Sonya AlexanderCHECK IT OUT
Some great photos from the Foghat / Eddie Kirkland Show at the Iridium by Arnie Goodman!
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Thank you to Roland and IMS Pro A/V for the loan of the Roland RC-700NX! It made Colin’s visit from London for rehearsals and the performance so much easier. What a Piano! You guys rock!
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Come and join us at the “LAST TRAIN HOME” CD Release Party – Wednesday December 1 in NYC at the Iridium Jazz Club
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
“LAST TRAIN HOME” – CD Release Party Wednesday – 12/1/10 – in New York City The Iridium Jazz Club 1650 Broadway (51st Street) 212-585-2121 8pm and 10pm2010 has been an incredible year for us, with a very successful U.S. Tour and the release of our Blues CD “LAST TRAIN HOME” on June 15th. The reviews have been fantastic and we are very grateful to our friends and fans, and to our digital partner Ingrooves and Fontana distribution for working so hard for us.So now that the 2010 tour is over, it’s time to party! Come on down and have some fun with us in a small, cool, intimate setting. Tickets on sale now online or at the box office at Iridium Jazz Club For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / www.foghat.com Some Reviews of Last Train Home: “The lead guitar of Bryan Bassett is outstanding on the disc, pure electricity in every note. Listen to the lead solos on the first two songs “Born for the Road” or “Needle & Spoon” (over a minute of electric guitar bliss)- to become a convert of the new Foghat faithful instantly . . . This blues themed album was a dream project of the late Foghat vocalist “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, and Charlie Huhn honors him well. Huhn has the vocal chops to be everything Foghat needs him to be…”Goldmine Pick of the Week 6/9/10 – by Pat Prince “Artistically unassailable. Foghat has beaten all the odds and made a record that stands tall!” Hittin’ the Note Magazine“…This CD is simply brilliant and should help re-establish Foghat as one of the most electrifying bands on the planet.” Rockmusicstar.com “…Not only does this disc exceed expectations, it’s a thrilling listen returning Foghat to its blues roots complete with a guest appearance by the legendary Eddie “Bluesman” Kirkland on the five minute scorcher “In My Dreams” and the bar room boogie “Good Good Day…” Cuttingedgerocks.com “…The band’s original instrumental “495 Boogie” roars out of the station and heads straight to New Orleans, with a rollicking groove, honky-tonk piano, rockabilly-tinged guitars,and bluesy overtones reminding one of Professor Longhair…” Reverend Keith A. Gordon – About.com “…By the last track, it’s clear this lineup makes fine rockin’ boogie in the time honored Foghat tradition. Somewhere, Lonesome Dave is smiling ear to ear.” Vintage Guitar Magazine
Here is a terrific interview with Bryan Bassett with Guitar International MagazineCHECK IT OUT
In loving memory of Melissa Bassett who passed away on October 24, at age 18 of Cystic Fibrosis.
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
We want to thank Bryan and Julie for giving us the gift of Melissa and for giving her such a beautiful framework within to live her life. They did not define her by her illness and allowed her time to live a normal life, and she did. Melissa made the most of her time here and taught us all a lesson on how life should be lived. Never, ever complaining. Melissa is now soaring free. She is part of everything we do and lives in our hearts, and hopefully will empower the family and hold them together at this very sad time. We love Bryan & Julie and their daughters Brynn and Jordan very much. They are incredibly special, beautiful people.
With great sadness we are letting you know that Bryan’s daughter Melissa lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis this morning. She was only 18. Melissa never complained and never stopped learning and being interested in everything. She was just cool. Our hearts and our love go out to our brother Bryan, his wonderful wife Julie and their family. We are honored to have known Melissa and to have had her in our lives.
Artistically Unassailable. Foghat has beaten all the odds and made a record that stands tall! (Review in Hittin’ the Note Magazine) THANK YOU!
Vintage Guitar Magazine on LAST TRAIN HOME “…By the last track, it’s clear this lineup makes fine rockin’ boogie in the time-honored Foghat tradition. Somewhere, Lonesome Dave is smiling ear to ear.”
Listen to an interview with Roger Earl on the weekly syndicated radio program Classic Artists Today
Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
Spreading the word about “Living Blues Magazine”
Talk about spreading the word about Blues Music! An article on Living Blues Magazine special 40th Anniversary issue went out on the AP wire on Thursday and was picked up around the world. ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, & the New York Times all ran it. It was even in the India Times and the Paris Post Intelligencer! Our good friend Eddie ‘Bluesman’ Kirkland was one of the featured artists honored by Living Blues in this issue. A great, great magazine for any Blues or Music lover!
Happy Birthday to our incredible bassman Craig MacGregor. It’s been 35 years since you first joined Foghat…and your contribution to this band is immeasurable. Let’s rock for another 35 years! Happy Birthday!
Another cool review in antimusic.com!CHECK IT OUT
Goldmine Magazine – Foghat channels the blues and hops the ‘Last Train Home’CHECK IT OUT
Blues Radio Locator
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
These radio stations’ are playing the blues and supporting blues music and our new Blues album Last Train Home. After all, the Blues is the foundation of all rock’n’roll. We want you to know where you can find this amazing music.
United States of America
Atlanta & UK – UK Bob – Good Morning Blues – http://wrfg.org/ -Thurs 8-10am EST and UK 1-3pm GMT
Kansas City – www.kconlineradio.com Sunday 11am and 17pm in the UK
East Tennessee – www.wdvx.com – Johnny Mac’s Friday Night Blues Attack – Friday
Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley – http://www.wlvr.org/ – 3-6 PM: “FritzRocks!” w/AJ Fritz
Olympia, Washington – kaos.evergreen.edu – KAOS
Oregon – www.krvm.org – Blues 7 days a week – KRVM FM/FM HD and online
East Coast of Australia – www.coastfm.org.au -”Highway 49 Blues”
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Charlie Huhn was interviewed on this week’s edition of the Chop Shop Radioshow. The show will be airing this weekend, so check here for links to various FM radio stations that are streaming the show. The interview will be available online next week.
Roger, Bryan and Charlie will be on ‘Bluesville’ with Bill Wax on XM/Sirius Radio this Monday at 3pm
Foghat will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night July 28, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
They will be talking about and playing tracks from their latest Blues/Rock CD “Last Train Home”, among other Foghat hits. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Roger Earl, Bryan Bassett and Charlie Huhn of Foghat at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com This show will be streamed for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the broadcast.
Photos- Windsor Blues Fest – 7/16/10 – by Arnie Goodman
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Interview with Charlie Huhn in RockMusicStar.com by Thomas Orwat Jr.”…This Cd is simply brilliant and should help re-establish Foghat as one of the most electrifying bands on the planet…”
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
“…Last Train Home is a fabulous trip back to where it all began, delivered via a collection of scorching songs that showcase just how hard this band works not only for their fans, but for their own legacy as well.,,”
Friday, July 16th, 2010
About.com Review! “…The band’s original instrumental “495 Boogie” roars out of the station and heads straight to New Orleans, with a rollicking groove, honky-tonk piano, rockabilly-tinged guitars, and bluesy overtones reminding one of Professor Longhair…”
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
“…The good news is it’s an excellent album. It retains a hard edge which should please their fans, but their immersion in the blues should gain them new ones.”
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Ringtones available from ‘Last Train Home’ and ‘Live at the Blues Warehouse’ – Get “Born for the Road”, “Shake Your Money Maker”, “Feel So Bad”, “It Hurts Me Too”, “Good Good Day”, “Slow Ride”, “Fool for the City” and “I Just Want to Make Love to You”!
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
With the knowledge that “it’s the blues that just about every rock ‘n’ roll style is built upon,” Foghat has crafted a CD of blues-drenched rhythms, salty “my baby done left me” lyrics and vintage rock stylings.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Foghat’s “Slow Ride” is a steady-rockin’ anthem of the 70s made popular again in the retrolicious movie Dazed and Confused. But, if one didn’t grow up in the crunchy “Me” decade, it might not be obvious that Foghat is in actuality a blues-rock band, which many of the rock ‘n’ roll bands of the late 60s and early 70s were, particularly out of Britain.
Are you watching the Nascar Sprint Cup Race this Sunday?
Friday, June 25th, 2010
if your are watching the Nascar Sprint Cup Series this Sunday, June 27th – we will be performing the National Anthem and performing at the pre race show! And to add to the excitement, Craig MacGregors’s son is opening for Foghat with his band The COMIC BOOK HEROES. This is all happening at the Nascar Sprint Series Race in Loudon, New Hampshire and the National Anthem and race will be televised on TNT at 1pm EST! Don’t forget to watch.
Still #3 on Amazon Blues Bestseller List…let’s go for #1
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
FOGHAT will kick start the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, during pre-race activities for a concert and will also be featured as the National Anthem performers on Sunday, June 27. Televised on TNT at 1pm!
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
and…The Comic Book Heroes (Craig MacGregor’s sons band) is opening for us! CBH have opened for us in the past and have recently emerged as one of the most promising young rock bands. Their song “Move Out of the Way” is also the featured song for ESPN’s broadcast of the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series. So check out family day. The kids and their Dad and Uncles sharing a stage…Cool stuff!
Interview with Roger Earl on Rock Edition!CHECK IT OUT
NASCAR PRESS RELEASE – LOUDON, N.H. (June , 2010) – Vintage blues and classic rock band FOGHAT will kick start the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, during pre-race activities for a concert and will also be featured as the National Anthem performers on Sunday, June 27.CHECK IT OUT
To our friend Dan McFarland, who passed away yesterday …
Friday, May 28th, 2010
after the most amazing battle with Lung Cancer. He was such an inspiration to all of us and we grew to love him in a very short time. Here are some photos with Dan and Doc Dennis (Dan’s incredible friend) from our show in Oregon last year. When the oncology nurse told him that he had to make “plans” because his time was limited, he said “I do have plans! I’m going camping, I’m going fishing, and I’m going to a Foghat concert. And then I’m gonna do it again”. We love you Danny. You are such an inspiration and have had a huge impact on our lives. Thank you. You will be missed.
Review by Todd K. Smith – THE CUTTING EDGE “…they released the smoking Live II to critical praise and now, with full intent to restore the pride of the original band, they have put together Last Train Home. Not only does the disc exceed expectations, it’s a thrilling listen returning Foghat to its blues roots …”
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Last Train Home
Since the tragic death of founding members Lonesome Dave Peverett and Rod Price, the legendary Foghat seemed slightly adrift. Original bassist Tony Stevens left in 2005 leaving only drummer Roger Earl (of the 1968 line up) to helm the ship. Earl has kept the franchise going by carefully selecting a stellar line up including singer/guitarist Charlie Huhn (Humble Pie, Ted Nugent), slide and lead guitarist Bryan Bassett (Wild Cherry), and bassist Craig MacGregor (Foghat alum 1976-82, 84-87, 91-92, 05-present). Over the past five years the four-piece have jelled moving beyond a tribute band to actually capturing the spirit of their origin. Testing the waters, they released the smoking Live II to critical praise and now, with full intent to restore the pride of the original band, they have put together Last Train Home. Not only does the disc exceed expectations, it’s a thrilling listen returning Foghat to its blues roots complete with a guest appearance by the legendary Eddie ‘Bluesman’ Kirkland on the five-minute scorcher “In My Dreams” and the bar room boogie “Good Good Day.”
The record’s title is aptly appropriate as several of the songs deal with life on the road. First track in, “Born for the Road” the band did live last winter at Lake Tahoe. It was just a sampling of the depth this album proves to be. “So Many Roads, So Many Trains” captures the highs and lows of being in a working band, where the title track, “Last Train Home” is a hard rocking heartbreaker with some blistering slide. The backbone of Foghat has always been their personalized covers including their first big hit, Willie Dixon’s “I Just Wanna Make Love To You.” Last Train Home boasts several soon to be classics in the shape of the toe-tapping Elmore James rumbler, “Shake Your Money Maker” and the 1940’s Tampa Red tune, “It Hurts Me Too.” The Chuck Willis “Feel So Bad,” made famous by Elvis Presley, gets a rocked up treatment with Charlie Huhn starting the song, acapella. Our personal favorite is the electrifying, “Louisiana Blues” a song Savoy Brown recorded for their 1969 Blue Matter. Foghat take on this beast, roll it into a rip snortin’ charger that puts their legacy clearly into focus.
UK Bob Radio show – First airing of “Born for the Road” on May 20th. This is a terrific Blues Radio show based in Atlanta & the UK on WRFG and heard worldwide via the internet
Monday, May 24th, 2010
UK Bob played the new tracks from the Rolling Stones “Exile on Main Street” and during the show previewed our latest track from “Last Train Home”. You can listen here!
“London to Louisiana” your morning Blues Buffet (Thursdays – Showtime 8-10am EST/1-3pm GMT)
“GOOD MORNING BLUES” – WINNER OF THE BLUES FOUNDATION 2005 AWARD FOR BEST RADIO”
Craig MacGregor recuperating from minor surgery. Jeff Howell filling in this weekend and for the three memorial day shows.
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
Our mate Craig MacGregor had minor surgery last week for a popliteal artery aneurysm behind his knee. It involved creating a surgical bypass for a couple of blocked veins to create a new pathway for blood to flow. So…no flying or thundering around the stage for a couple of weeks for Craig…He will be back for the June 5th show in Pueblo, Colorado. Our friend and former Foghat/SavoyBrown/Outlaws Bassman, Jeff Howell is helping us out and filling in for Craig. We wish Craig a speedy recovery!
Interview with Bryan Bassett for Guitarsite.com!CHECK IT OUT
Thurs – 5/18 at 8am! First time radio airing of ‘Born for the Road’ with the Stones ‘Extras’ from ‘Exile on Main Street’ (We are in good company eh?)
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Streaming Thursday 5/20/10 (8am-10am EST) athttp://wrfg.org/features/shows/shows-desc.asp?showid=9 – Click on ‘LISTEN NOW” to hear one of the coolest shows in Blues Radio. UK Bob has one of the best rated Blues Radio shows in the country!
This from UK Bob…..
DEAR BLUES MATES ! (Showtime 8-10am EST/1-3pm GMT)
Itsagonnabe rockin with the new Stones Exile on Main Extras (see my main storyline below )
And other Stones related connections/covers/inspirations etc .
They started out as “Blues By Six” ~ Reacquainted schoolboys in passing Richards noted
sitting in playing slide. Blues Inc also included future Stones Ian Stewart and Charlie Watts .
Stewart found a practice space and with Jones joined to start playing Chicago Blues.
Early rehearsals waned as other members guitarist Geoff Bradford and vocalist Brian Knight
dropped out objecting to the Chuck Berry material that Jagger and Richards favoured.
The Blues By Six line up was: Jagger, Richards, Stewart, Jones, Taylor, and drummer Tony Chapman.
Jones gave the new name while phoning Jazz News to place an ad glanced at a Muddy Waters LP
Also…also new release from FOGHAT who are reprising the blues with an original cut from their latest BLUES CD “Last Train Home” called “Born for the Road “
Plus you know I’ll have other new gems in the Jamboree Bag
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Released 38 years ago in 1972, Exile on Main Street was pure Rolling Stones innovation and to this day the ONLY full release I still play .Musically It blended Rock with undertones of Blues, Country, R&B, Gospel into a gritty, compelling, seamless masterpiece while weaving an astounding array of talent into the band including Dr. John, Billy Preston and underrated astounding pianist Nicky Hopkins ( who would’ve been bigger if Fires Brimstone with great scot singer Frankie Miller & Eagles Joe Walsh had made that 1st tour booked but Frankie had a brain aneurism and Nicky died during intestinal surgery) . Lyrically it was a step above with instant upbeat hooks in lines you lodged on the first spin .
Recently at the Tabernacle when Elvis Costello launched into a Sugarcanes version of “Happy” it endorsed the sheer diverse power of this album
The new Deluxe NIX edition hosts 10 tracks originally laid down in these sessions but only recently found while working on the reissue project yet they hold the same 1972 magic and all of it was highly representative of the deep social changes exploding from 68-73. Guitarist Mick Taylor is a superb bluesman who inserted class and intensity. For periods they also lived together in the main recording premises of Nellcote Mansion near Cannes which Richards bought & converted and this allowed the expanded band a very open creative platform which to me stood out as edgier, more progressive than anything they ever did again. Some more parts were added at Olympic Studios London and LA but the heart of it was a French Chateau with wives, kids ,mistresses and dogs.
Comically the Stones Mobile Recording unit was parked inside the gates but power was plugged into the property next door ! some say Keith Moon’s idea.
“London to Louisiana” your morning Blues Buffet
“GOOD MORNING BLUES” – WINNER OF THE BLUES FOUNDATION 2005 AWARD FOR BEST RADIO
Foghat Press Release sent out on May 17th!
Monday, May 17th, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FOGHAT RETURN TO THEIR BLUES ROOTS ON ‘LAST TRAIN HOME’ DUE JUNE 15TH, 2010
Foghat is often linked to the classic rock genre, due to such anthems as “Slow Ride” and “Fool for the City,” but the band has always had their roots in vintage blues.
So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to longtime fans that Foghat has reconnected with the blues on their latest release, ‘Last Train Home.’
Recorded both in New York at EKO Studios and at Foghat’s own studio, Boogie Motel South, the album combines covers of such blues classics as “So Many Roads, So Many Trains” and “Shake Your Money Maker,” as well as a few new originals.
The group’s blues roots can be traced back to the pre-Foghat band, Savoy Brown, as well as Foghat’s first hit single – the classic cover of Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want To Make Love To You.”
But perhaps the most obvious connection was a star-studded concert the band organized in 1977 at the Palladium in New York, when they hosted a benefit to start a Blues Archive at the New York Public Library.
Foghat was the house band at the show, as many bona fide blues legends joined them on stage – including Muddy Waters , John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Pinetop Perkins, Paul Butterfield, Honey Boy Edwards, Otis Blackwell, and Eddie ‘Bluesman’ Kirkland (the latter of which recently reconnected with the band, and led to his inclusion on ‘Last Train Home’).
‘Last Train Home’ sees Foghat’s line-up – Roger Earl (drums), Charlie Huhn (vocals/rhythm & lead guitar), and Bryan Bassett (lead & slide guitar) – joined by several special guests, including Kirkland, harmonica player Lefty “Sugar Lips” Lefkowitz, and Earl’s brother, Colin, on piano. Due to a prior commitment for the band’s bassist, Craig MacGregor, former Foghat/Savoy Brown/Outlaws bassist Jeff Howell filled in for the recording.
Additionally, another of the bands recent endeavors has been the creation of their own wine label Foghat Cellars. Their first wine was a 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, and they will be releasing their 2008 Chardonnay this summer. More info can be found at www.foghatcellars.com.
One mustn’t forget their roots, and Foghat once more reminds us that it’s the blues that just about every rock n’ roll style is built upon – as evidenced throughout ‘‘Last Train Home’.’
Complete track list for ‘Last Train Home’:
Born for the Road – Earl, Bassett, Huhn
Needle & Spoon – Chris Youlden
So Many Roads, So Many Trains – Otis Rush
Last Train Home – Huhn, Bassett, Earl
Shake Your Money Maker – Elmore James
It Hurts Me Too – Elmore James
Feel So Bad – Chuck Willis
Louisiana Blues – Muddy Waters
495 Boogie – Earl, Earl, Bassett, Howell, Huhn, Lefkowitz
Rollin’ & Tumblin’ / You Need Love – CC/Willie Dixon
In My Dreams – Eddie Kirkland
Good Good Day – Eddie Kirkland