FOGHAT with Savoy BrownSaturday, May 18, 2019
and Earl & The Agitators
Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want. This band truly is timeless. Constant touring is part of their DNA and the band just loves to play. Their live show is as intense as ever with the incredible energy and musicianship that one would expect and hope for from a seasoned band with such a long musical history and they are bringing their fans along for the ride. Not content to rest on their laurels, the band released a great new studio album in June 2016 titled “Under the Influence”, and another 'live' album in June of 2017 called 'Live at the Belly Up'. Both were given great reviews by press audience alike. To keep the ball rolling, they are planning to release a live DVD in 2018!
Foghat fans are everywhere and these days their audience consists of all ages. From the young kids who play Guitar Hero III and know all of the lyrics to ‘Slow Ride’, to the Dazed & Confused generation of 30-40 somethings and the ‘boomers’ who bought Foghat’s first vinyl or 8 track! Looking out at the audience and seeing all of the generations rockin’ to Foghat is very gratifying to the band. According to lead singer Charlie Huhn, “the band just wants to make sure that after every show, they are all convinced that they just got rocked, from the second we start the first song to the end of the show”.
Formed in 1971 when Lonesome Dave Peverett and Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. And they continue to release new music every few years. They have never stopped touring and recording although there have been several ups and downs and changes over the years. They sadly lost Lonesome Dave Peverett in 2000 and Rod Price in 2005, but Roger Earl kept banging & kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going.
According to a recent review “The ’70s called…but there is no way in hell we are giving Foghat back to them. The iconic band from the past is rocking just as hard as they did decades ago, if not more! Foghat’s thunderous blend of blues, boogie and butt-kickin’ rock ‘n’ roll are shaking walls and fans everywhere. There is so much talent in this band it is ridiculous. Lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Charlie Huhn played with Ted Nugent, Gary Moore & Humble Pie, and lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett played with Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchet." Bass player Craig Macgregor who had been with the band since the ’70s, unfortunately became ill in 2015 and was unable to play. Craig recommended the very talented & personable Rodney O'Quinn as a 'fill-in' who came to Foghat via the Pat Travers band where he proved he knew how to lay down a solid groove. O'Quinn viewed MacGregor as a mentor and is a great permanent addition to the band. And on drums is the man we have to thank for keeping Foghat going…founding member Roger Earl, who's positive attitude and solid drumming style and pure joy of playing has been an inspiration to all.”
If Foghat had only given us ‘Slow Ride’, the band’s place in rock history would be secure. But the band is so much more than that. As stated by Roger Earl, “we are still a ‘work in progress’, writing and recording, and plan to be until the day we depart this earth”!
Ruf recording artists, Savoy Brown, are still rocking … 50 plus years after the band formed in London, England in 1965.
One of the first bands from the UK, after The Rolling Stones, to re-invent the blues in the mid-sixties, Savoy Brown, led by guitarist Kim Simmonds, continues to perform, record and influence today.
Modern rock music had its roots in the 1960’s while bands, such as Savoy Brown, helped lay the foundation by combining blues, rock and psychedelia. The band is a veritable history of music, and musicians, with multiple former members going on to form bands such as Foghat, or to play for groups such as Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, The Kinks and many more.
Founding member, Kim Simmonds, has a star on the Rock Walk of Fame and is recognized globally as one of the world’s finest blues/rock players. Says Kim, “I enjoy entertaining, keeping the music alive and giving people inspiration”.
Many of the band’s original songs continue to be played on radio, TV and in movies. Shows including “CSI”, HBO’s “Vinyl”, and a recent Jimi Hendrix movie biopic, gave life once again to Billboard hits such as “Tell Mama” and “Train To Nowhere”.
These songs, and many others (from nearly fifty album releases), all hit high on the Billboard charts while Top 40 albums, such as “Hellbound Train”, made the band a major concert headline act.
The band has headlined on all the world’s finest stages, including the Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and both Fillmores.
Kim explained, “I still write new songs and rehearse every day. I have a new album, “Witchy Feelin'” being released August 25, 2017, that we’re all excited about. It keeps the legacy going and makes each band show both a fresh, and vintage, experience at the same time.”
The 2017 tour will feature songs from the very first album, hit songs from the five-decade history of the band and songs from the upcoming new album release “Witchy Feelin'” (on Ruf Records).
Get ready for a Classic Rock, Blues & Country high energy, good time “Sonic Gumbo”!
That’s what the “EARL & THE AGITATORS ALL STAR BAND featuring Scott Holt” is all about. A collective of veteran musicians (all named Earl by the way) from assorted Rock & Blues bands who joined together in 2015 to create some great music and have waaay too much fun!
Scott Holt began his professional musical journey at 19 when he met and was mentored by his friend BUDDY GUY and he spent the next 10 years playing guitar for the Grammy winning legend. Scott’s tenure with Buddy Guy established him as an incredible guitarist, a rich, soulful singer, performer and storyteller in his own right. And any time Buddy and Scott are in the same area, Buddy always invites his friend up to play and it is something to see!
Then in 2015, at Dark Horse Institute in Franklin, Tennessee, Scott (Earl #1) had the chance to write and record with his good friends Roger Earl (Earl #4), and Bryan Bassett (Earl #2), of the legendary rock band FOGHAT! They threw Foghat bassist Rodney O’Quinn (Earl #3) into the fray and gave birth to the “EARL & THE AGITATORS ALL STAR BAND featuring Scott Holt”.
EATA released a four song EP in 2016 and made their debut on the Rock Legends IV Cruise in January 24, 2016 where they were joined by veteran New Lords guitarist Tony Bullard (Earl #5) formerly of the JIMMY VAN ZANDT & BLACK OAK ARKANSAS and the guys been burning up stages and ringing ears together ever since! Their live show is an incredible musical smorgasboard of incredible talent and just plain fun!
A unique highlight of EATA is the array of “special guest” performers (“Earl’s”) who rotate in and out, lending their talents to this all-star band. You never know who might show up to tear up the stage with Scott, but these guys know what it takes to make an audience get up and boogie!
“EARL & THE AGITATORS ALL STAR BAND featuring Scott Holt” are currently working on their new full length album called ‘Shaken & Stirred’. It is certain to rock your socks off!!
So, put on your ‘Hi Heel Sneakers’ and come along for the ride with “EARL & THE AGITATORS”.
Just be seriously ready for a good time!
FOGHAT with Savoy Brown
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Doors Open 6:00 PM
Showtime 7:30 PM
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