“When he was a boy, Craig MacGregor – bass player for the band Foghat since 1975 – lived in Maine with his family; he has deep-seeded memories of massive snowfalls and chilly autumn days picking potatoes in Aroostook County.
“I did that for a couple of years,” MacGregor told me in a recent phone interview from his home in Pennsylvania. “Picking potatoes was not the most fun I’ve ever had (laughing). That was manual labor – no two ways about it. It was a learning process. It taught you what real work is like. I said ‘I’d rather play in a band (laughing).’”