December, 2013


It’s Official! Foghat DVD “Live In St. Pete” is released!!! 12/10/13


Another exclusive premier on from our new DVD “Live In St. Pete”! Watch “Fool For The City” at! Thank you CRR! Official Release date tomorrow 12/10/13!


Thank you to for premiering our new DVD “Live in St. Pete” with the performance of “I Just Want To Make Love To You”! DVD is available now on our Merchandise page, and official release date on 12/10 when it will be available at all retail outlets and online!




Our holiday single, an instrumental version of “Winter Wonderland,” released 11/5 is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and everywhere!


Foghat is ready to spread some holiday cheer with their amps cranked to ten for their instrumental Rockin’ version of “Winter Wonderland.” Release date Nov 5, 2013!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOGHAT ROCKS THE HOLIDAYS WITH “WINTER WONDERLAND”     Foghat is ready to spread some holiday cheer with their amps cranked to ten for their instrumental Rockin’version of “Winter Wonderland.” Only the second instrumental ever recorded by Foghat (2010’s “495 Boogie” being the first), the band – comprised of drummer Roger Earl, bassist Craig MacGregor, lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett, and singer/guitarist Charlie Huhn – had a lot of fun recording the track down at their home/studio, “Boogie Motel South,” in Florida, where they simply picked up their instruments, and started jammin’. The tune started to rock and some surprising extras were added to lend to the holiday spirit.   Foghat’s presence has remained steady on rock radio for decades, due to such all-time rock anthems as “Slow Ride” and “Fool for the City.” And the band continues not only to tour, but to churn out more-than-worthy new tracks to add to their vast catalog of gems, such as this rockin’ take on the holiday classic.  The all-instrumental tune is in digital-only format, and will be released on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, via Foghat Records.   As Earl explains, “I wasn’t so sure about doing a stinkin’ Christmas song. Bah Humbug! But once the band got together it turned out to be a lot of fun. Towards the end, we had a few glasses of wine and everything was fine. Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas everybody!”   Bassett, who does some amazing slide playing on this track, also pointed out that he pays tribute to a legendary guitarist on the tune – “We decided to do a fun interpretation of a holiday classic and for my part I wanted to give a nod to one of my favorite guitarists, Lowell George of Little Feat.”   In addition to the new instrumental version of “Winter Wonderland” (written by Felix Bernard & Richard B Smith), Foghat has gotten into the holiday spirit several times before, with such earlier tunes as “Run, Run Rudolph” (1978), ”All I Want for Christmas is You” (1981), and ”Going Home for Christmas” (a 1986 MTV Video) .   “We’re still not sure where the inspiration for this came from. It probably involved wine!” adds MacGregor. “Hope you all enjoy it, but don’t play it loud next to your tree…everything falls off!  Happy Holidays!!!”   Listen to the song on YouTube !


Tomorrow night- November 1 – Check out ICON – If a picture is worth a thousand words…..then ICON is your thousand words! ICON takes the most iconic albums of our lifetime, and explores the behind the scenes stories with those who were there. This is Icon! Join ICON, November 2, 2013 as we talk to the members of the legendary members of the band FOGHAT



Today, and every day, we remember those who lost their lives in the senseless attack on the World Trade Center in NY, the Pentagon, and the crash in Pennsylvania. And our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their loved ones. We hope you are able to find some peace. Our lives and sense of security changed forever but not our spirit! Rock on America. You are beautiful!

AUGUST, 2013

Rita Cosby to Interview Roger Earl on WOR Radio 710 AM in NYC – 8/30/13 between 4 & 6pm.Rita will be interviewing Roger Earl and it should be a great show. Rita has quite the bio & we are looking forward to meeting her!

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

 Tune into “The Rita Cosby Show” on WOR Radio in NYC this Friday between 4 and 6pm EST at In addition to her terrific show on WOR, Rita is currently a Special Correspondent for the CBS syndicated program Inside Edition and fills-in for Nancy Grace on HLN, specializing in interviewing newsmakers and political figures. Cosby has received three Emmy Awards, the Jack Anderson Award for investigative excellence, the Matrix Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the Lech Walesa Freedom Award. She has interviewed over twenty world leaders, conducting historic back-to-back interviews with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.[4] She was the first reporter to see prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. She also interviewed Serbian president Slobodan Milošević who called her from his prison cell at the Hague. Lots more about Rita on her Wikipedia page…Check it out.

Doug Stephan interviews Roger Earl about ‘The Word of Rock n’ Roll’!

Thank you Doug Stephan!


West Coast Shows

Saturday, August 17th, 2013Throughout the month of August, Foghat has been playing numerous shows on the west coast. You fans have been out of this world!  We appreciate the love and the invitation to rock your socks off! Here are a few pictures from our various west coast gigs over the last two weeks. Santa Cruz, CA    Tillamook, OR    Decatur, IL

The Word of Rock N’ Roll Climbs The Charts

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Foghat’s newest single, “The Word of Rock N’ Roll”, has found success onthe rock radio charts from RadioLand. We want to thank every radio station that’s been spinning the new single along with the fans requesting us! Keep on requesting the new Foghat single on your local rock radio station and help Foghat climb the rock radio charts!                 And Roger is now featured as an expert-guest in TALKERS magazine! So next time you’re listening to your favorite talk radio station, you hear Roger talk about life on the road, rock and roll or most likely, the story behind The Word of Rock N’ Roll!

Whew, a lot is going on right now and we’re having a great time taking it all in. Thank you so much for the support and we hope to see you at a show soon.
Keep on rockin’!

JULY, 2013

What They’re Saying About “The Word of Rock N’ Roll”

Saturday, July 20th, 2013 Word has gotten around about our new single “The Word of Rock N’ Roll” with over 3,800 views on YouTube and thousands of shares on social media.  Thank you so much for listening and sharing the new single with your friends, we really appreciate it! Check out what the rock n’ roll media has to say about our new single.   Classic Rock Magazine Ultimate Classic Rock K-HITS 96.3 WRFX 99.7 Charlotte’s Classic Rock–news-464606/foghat-releases-new-song-written-by-11473087/ 93.7 The Arrow. Houston, TX.


Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Release Day 7/9/13! ‘THE WORD OF ROCK N’ ROLL For those of you who don’t know about our contest: Phil Dessinger won a contest, conceived by the late Classic Rock DJ Charlie Ocean, and launched by Foghat . The contest asked potential songwriters to add lyrics to Foghat’s only instrumental tune,”495 Boogie,” from their latest CD, ‘Last Train Home.’
The band then re-recorded ’495 Boogie’ with the new lyrics and the result is our new single “The Word of Rock n’ Roll”. We want to thank all of the contestants for all of the fantastic entries! They all rocked! Thank you!
Check out the Lyric Video – Available now on I-Tunes and all of your favorite sites!

New Lyric Video for ‘The Word of Rock n’ Roll’ Single!

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Morning! So here it is! A Lyric Video of Foghat’s new single release … “THE WORD OF ROCK N’ ROLL”. This should get your blood pumping and your brain rockin’. And a huge thank you to all of you great, talented people who entered our ’495 Boogie’ Lyric Contest (Lyric winner Phil Dessinger), and our ‘Word of Rock n’ Roll’ Photo Contest. We have had a blast! The song will be available at all of your favorite download sites tomorrow! Go on….Turn it up to 11….We dare you!

Rock the Barracks!

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

We had an amazing time last night playing  in Sackets Harbor at the Madison Barracks / Polo Field. The show was in support of our troops in the United States military. It was a gorgeous night, perfect for boogieing to the sounds of Foghat! Check out some pictures from the show below.


Thank You Muskegon!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Muskegon, you rocked last night! Even though the rain was pouring, that didn’t stop you from coming out to see us and Cheap Trick. It was an amazing show and we couldn’t be any more pumped. Thank you again for treating us so well and welcoming us into your city.



Foghat on FOX 17 Morning News

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

We made a quick stop to the studios of Fox 17 to talk about our show  at the Coast West Music Festival in Muskegon. Thanks for having us on!

Watch it below!



JUNE, 2013


FOGHAT Does Christmas

Monday, June 24th, 2013

I know what you’re thinking. It’s the beginning of summer and you’re talking about Christmas?!

But … we want you to think of the ONE Christmas song that you believe would totally ROCK if it was infused with the rock and roll energy of Foghat. Let us know on our Facebook Page .


Winners Announced For The Word (of Rock N’ Roll) Photo Lyrics Contest

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Congratulations to the following people, who’s submissions had the most votes toward The Word (of Rock N’ Roll) photo lyrics contest.

Steve Reinis
Jani Minkler
Keith Krejci
Carl Davino
Edward Pulcher
Jane Noneya
Glenn Reddick

Be sure to look for your photos in our new video, which will be done soon!



Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

It’s not often that fans get the opportunity to collaborate on a song with a rock band that has had the success that Foghat has obtained. But that was exactly what happened to a gentleman by the name of Phil Dessinger, when he won a contest asking fans to add lyrics to the originally all-instrumental tune, “495 Boogie,” from Foghat’s latest CD, ‘Last Train Home.’ And on July 9th, fans can hear the winning version, dubbed “The Word of Rock n’ Roll,” which is being issued via the band’s own label, Foghat Records.

The contest entries were narrowed down to the final three by the band and judges Ken Dashow of WAXQ FM Classic Rock Radio in NYC and Jeb Wright and then put up for voting by the fans. As Foghat explained in a statement: “Thank you to all of you who entered the ’495 Boogie’contest. What great lyrics! What an extremely difficult choice. We seriously like all three of the final entries (and many of the others), so for us they are all winners! But the votes are in and it was a VERY…VERY close contest.”

“495 Boogie”(the most downloaded track on ‘Last Train Home’) was recorded in two takes. It came out of a jam with Roger’s brother, Colin Earl, who came up with the song, Jeff Howell on bass and Lefty Lefkowitz on harmonica. Eventually, just for fun, Classic Rock DJ Charlie Ocean from Mobile, Alabama, added lyrics to “495 Boogie” renaming it “Big American Blonde,” and sent it to the band. Realizing that this was a very cool idea, Foghat decided to run a contest and invite their fans and all songwriters to add their own lyrics to the tune. Sadly, Charlie Ocean passed away on July 6, 2011, which led to the idea being put on hold. But eventually, the group felt it would be a fine way to pay tribute to their fallen friend, resulting in the contest running from October 2012 through February 2013.

And the lucky winner turned out to be Mr. Dessinger, whose back-story is an interesting one. The son of an original member of the CBS Orchestra through the golden years of live radio and TV, Phil followed his dad to all of the shows and grew up at what is now called the Ed Sullivan Theater. He has seen everybody perform from Sophie Tucker to the Beatles. He has written songs for a UNICEF-Special Olympics global campaign, an Off-Broadway rock musical and a series of independent artist projects.

Due to such anthems as “Slow Ride” and “Fool for the City,” Foghat has remained a classic rock radio staple since first appearing on the scene in the 1970′s. And the band continues to rock on today, as evidenced by their aforementioned latest album, ‘Last Train Home,’ which was comprised of both original tracks and some fantastic re-worked blues classics. And Foghat’s winning streak continues with the upcoming release of “The Word of Rock n’ Roll.”

“CONGRATULATIONS PHIL DESSINGER! Nice Job! Great lyrics…great story! Great positive song: ‘Love my life, come on! May be a grind, but I’m strong’.”


Time To Vote on Your Photos For The Word of Rock N’ Roll!

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Thank you all for submitting photos to The Word (of Rock N’ Roll) photo lyrics contest! We rounded up all the photos into a Facebook album and have posted them below. You can vote on Facebook by clicking “LIKE” on the photo. If you don’t do Facebook, you can leave a comment on the photos you like best.

Here are all of the photos, by lyric.

Alarm clock rings in the dark

May, 2013


5/14/13 – Post photos for the following lyrics: “Alarm Clock Rings in the Dark” & “Ain’t no birds singin’ in the Park”

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013


Foghat is launching yet another Photo contest! Our ’495 Boogie” lyric contest ended a few months ago and we will be releasing the new single “THE WORD (of Rock n’ Roll)” by first place winner Phil Dessinger on July 9th! We are putting together a Lyric video in conjunction with the release of this single and we want your photos to be part of it!

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

In 2010 Foghat released their first Blues CD “Last Train Home”. The reviews were fantastic and the biggest surprise was the response to our ONLY instrumental ever recorded ‘495 Boogie’.  So we ran a contest for our fans to add lyrics to the music and that was fantastic too.  The winner of the contest was Phil Dessinger and the new song is called ‘The Word (of Rock n’ Roll)’.

Foghat has re-recorded ‘495 Boogie’ with Charlie singing and we will be releasing the single on July 9th!

Now…to continue the fun we are having a LYRIC VIDEO CONTEST and we want you to be part of it!

We will be posting lyrics from “The Word (of Rock n’ Roll) to our Facebook Page every few days.  We want you to POST A PHOTOcorresponding to that lyric. Feel free to post more than one, and tell your friends!

Please listen to the contest entry of the song and read the lyrics to get a head start.  For easy instructions about the contest, just go to  and click on the link.  Winners will get their name in the video credits  and win an autographed copy of  “Last Train Home” a free download of the single  AND if you come to a show we will be sure to get you to meet the band! Just let us know you are coming!

Come and join in. We would love to see your photos!!


THE WORD (of Rock n’ Roll) / 495 Boogie

Alarm clock rings in the dark
Ain’t no birds singin’ in the park
Shower is cold and the razor stings
My eyes are red and my ears ring
My rig is loaded and I’m ready to go
Down four ninety-five to another show.
Drive all night, come on!
Love my life, come on!
May be a grind, but I’m strong
CruIsin’ and singin’ a song
I’m bringin’ the word, the word of rock ‘n roll.
A little late gettin’ to the back stage door
Cloud opens up it begins to pour
Loadin’ down the ramp gettin’ soakin’ wet
Got no roadies or a private jet
Smokin’ that cigar with the evil grin
The club owner says, “Boy, we’re packin’ ‘em in!”
Well all right, come on!
Love my life, come on!
May be a grind, but I’m strong
Turnin’ the bright lights on
I’m bringin’ the word, the word of rock ‘n roll

The Word of Rock n’ Roll
The Word of Rock n’ Roll
I’m bringin’ the word, I’m bringin’ the word
The Word of Rock n’ Roll
I’m bringing the word, the word of Rock n’ Roll
Drummer sits down starts hittin’ the sticks
Full-throttle band just getting’ the kicks
E-lec-tricity up the spine
Surrender to the feelin’ every time
Room full ‘a people start to bop ‘n sway
Forget about the problems that they had today 
Rock all night, come on!
Love my life, come on!
May be a grind, but I’m strong
Turnin’ the people on
Gotta hear The Word, The Word of rock ‘n roll

Another encore but they still want more
House lights on, cops at the door
Drummer in no hurry packin’ up his kit
Surrounded by a half a dozen chicks
Club owner’s got that evil smile
Splittin’ up the cash in a little while
Ain’t no fight, come on!
Love my life, come on!
May be a grind, but I’m strong
Drive right through the dawn
I’m bringin’ The Word, The Word of rock ‘n roll

The Word of Rock n’ Roll
The Word of Rock n’ Roll
I’m bringin’ the word, bringin’ the word
The Word of Rock n’ Roll
I’m bringing the word, the word of Rock n’ Roll


Come out this Friday May 3rd to the beautiful Tarrytown Music Hall – only 30 minutes from NYC!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

We will be playing at the beautiful Tarrytown Music Hall along with local Westcheter musicians,  our good friends ‘Hip Pocket’ opening for us.  And we plan on having a great time! Maybe even a couple of ‘jams’!  This is a very cool venue and we will be doing a meet n’ greet after to show to say hello!  Come on out and Boogie!

April, 2013

Announcing! The winner of the ’495 Boogie’ Contest! Entry #14 – Phil Dessinger – ’4-9-5 Boogie’

Hi All, Here we go! The ’495 Boogie’ Contest Winner!
Thank you to all of you who entered the ’495 Boogie’ Contest.  What great lyrics!  And what an extremely difficult choice. We seriously like all three of the final entries (and many of the others), so for us they are all winners!. But the votes are in and it was a VERY…VERY close contest.The winners are:First place: #14 Phil Dessinger – “4-9-5 Boogie”Second place: #13 Tom Mix – “Boogie Train”

Third place: #4 Daniel Ney – “State of Rock n’ Roll”

CONGRATULATIONS PHIL DESSINGER! Nice Job! Great lyrics…great story! Great positive song:
“Love my life, come on!
May be a grind, but I’m strong”

And a huge thank you to Tom Mix and Daniel Ney.  You both rock!  Interesting during this contest that Tom’s lyrics and phrasing were compared to Chuck Berry! What an incredible compliment and we agree. We love it.

And Daniel, what can we say ‘The State of Rock n’ Roll’. That just says it all! Great title and lyrics! THANK YOU both!

Again, thank you to everyone who has entered the contest or been involved in the voting and encouragement for all of the entries.  It was a blast!

Keep rockin’

Roger, Craig, Bryan and Charlie


 March, 2013


Finally!….Here are the three finalists in Foghat’s ’495 Boogie’ Contest. E-mail your votes to!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

#4.Daniel Ney-State of Rock ‘n Roll-Listen here
#13. Tom Mix – Boogie Train – Listen here
#14.Phil Dessinger -4-9-5 Boogie – Listen here

We want to thank all of you who entered this contest. It was not an easy decision narrowing it down to three… there is some great talent out there. We really enjoyed listening to all of them!  So here ya go.  

Please vote for your favorite by sending an email to We ask that you please listen to the entries and read the lyrics. They are included in the description of each final entry. And to make this contest fair, please only send one vote per person. We will be checking email addresses for duplicates. You can vote until March 31st.  Winner will be announced on April 1!

Votes will only be counted via email since many of our entrants do not have a Facebook Page!  But you can check out our Facebook Contest page at and ‘like’ your favorite entry.   And you can listen to all of the entries on our Youtube Contest Page.

So here we go…..looking forward from hearing from you!


Tonite! Friday March 8 at 9pm EST, Foghat will be appearing on a new show on the National Geographic Wild channel called Alpha Dogs!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Tonite! Friday March 8 at 9pm EST, Foghat will be appearing on a new show on the National Geographic Wild channel called Alpha Dogs. Last summer we were invited to Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana to do a show for the Wounded Warriors! Vohne Liche Kennels is a full service K-9 training facility where the best of the best dogs go for training to be Police and Military Service Dogs.We were there for the K-9 Olympics (which was amazing!) and Schweet Entertainment was filming what has now become this very cool TV show! Thank you to owner Kenny Licklider (a big Foghat fan) for inviting us! We had a blast. And a special thank you to LB Horschler, the Exec in charge of Production for Schweet, and his team, for making everything run so smoothly!
To see what Kenny, Danny, & Bobby do with these dogs is amazing! It was very cool to be part of this show and the dogs are the real stars. And…our road manager, Jim Mears, was brave enough to put on a ‘bite suit’ and get attacked by one of these dogs. Just the look of sheer terror in his eyes is worth the watch :) He was very brave!



2/28/13 – Last day for the ’495 Boogie’ Contest.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Last day for the ’495 Boogie’ Contest. All entries must be in by midnight tonight 2/28/13!  Thank you to all of you that have submitted your lyrics!  We have a difficult choice ahead of us, since so many are very cool!  Click here to hear all of the entries so far.



’495 Boogie’ Contest update! Check out the entries!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Hi all…check out the entries into our ’495 Boogie’ contest!  Contest ends February 28, 2013, so let’s hear your songs!

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