Foghat Celebrates 50 Years With New Live Set

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Foghat at Daryl’s House Club, 2019 (L-R: Rodney O’Quinn, Roger Earl, Charlie Huhn, Bryan Bassett) Photo: Rick Pauline; used with permission)

The legendary band Foghat are celebrating 50 years of rock ‘n’ roll with the release of 8 Days on the Road, a live concert album that will be released as a double CD/DVD package on July 16, 2021 on their own Foghat Records label. They’ll be supporting it with a 2021 tour.

The 14-track release was recorded on November 17, 2019 at Daryl’s House Club in Pawling, NY. The collection features the band’s biggest classic rock hits, including “Slow Ride,” “I Just Want To Make Love To You,” “Fool For the City,” and many others.

The band’s lineup features founding member Roger Earl (drums), Bryan Bassett (lead guitar, formerly with Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchet), Charlie Huhn (lead guitar and lead vocals, formerly with Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, Victory, and Humble Pie), and Rodney O’Quinn (bass, formerly with the Pat Travers Band).

Watch them play “Slow Ride” from the performance

As Earl explains, “Eight days on the road is more like 80,000 days on the road for us, but that’s OK, I love my job! It was a change and a real pleasure to play this particular small room. I explained to a couple of folks sitting down front as we were about to take the stage that we sweat a lot, and they might want to finish eating. They just grinned and said, ‘we’re ready.’ And so were we!”

Watch them perform “Road Fever” from the new album

“To play in a small intimate venue like Daryl’s club was really fun and something we don’t do often,” says Bassett. “Combine that with the fact that this venue has been fine-tuned for acoustics by the on-site recording professionals and this became a great place for us to play and record.”

O’Quinn says, “The energy in the room that night was electric, and the band was hitting on all cylinders.”

Listen to their cover of “Maybelline” from the performance

Huhn adds, “It was really awesome to be right in with the audience. The close proximity lends an especially exuberant feel that is infectious, and this show was no exception.”

Formed in 1971 when “Lonesome” Dave Peverett and Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight Gold albums, one Platinum album and one double Platinum album. They’ve continued to release new music every few years and have never stopped touring and recording, although there have been lineup changes over the years. Peverett passed in 2000, Rod Price in 2005, and Craig MacGregor in 2018. But Earl has kept the band’s musical legacy going.

As he says, “We are still a ‘work in progress,’ writing and recording and plan to be until the day we depart this earth.”

Related: Our 2016 interview with the band’s rhythm section, Earl and MacGregor

8 Days on the Road Track Listing

1. Drivin’ Wheel
2. Road Fever
3. Stone Blue
4. Fool For the City
5. It Hurts Me Too
6. Take Me to the River
7. Home in My Hand
8. 8 Days on the Road
9. Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie
10. I Just Want to Make Love to You
11. Chevrolet
12. Maybellene
13. Play That Funky Music
14. Slow Ride

Listen to their live cover of “Play That Funky Music”

Foghat 2021 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

7/17 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
7/23 – Walker, MN – Moondance Jam (with Cheap Trick and Todd Rundgren)
7/30 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe
8/07 – Danbury, WI – St. Croix Casino Danbury
8/13 – Eldon, MO – Shawnee Bluff Vineyard
8/14 – Granite City, IL – Nick’s Bar & Grill (outside)
8/21 – Canyonville, OR – Seven Feathers Casino Resort
8/27 – Kennewick, WA – Benton Franklin Fair 2020
9/04 – Mulvane, KS – Kansas Star Casino (w/ Atlanta Rhythm Section, Firefall
and Pat Travers)
9/11 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
9/16 – Ocean City, MD – OC Bikefest (with George Thorogood & the Destroyers)
9/18 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
9/19 – West Springfield, MA – The Big E
9/23 – Ashland, KY – Paramount Arts Center
9/26 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Perf. Arts Theatre
10/02 – Ojai, CA – Ojai Nest Fest
10/09 – Port St. Lucie, FL – Mid Florida Credit Union Event Center
10/16 – Santa Fe, NM – Buffalo Thunder Resort
11/20 – Miami, FL – Magic City Casino
11/27 – Hiawassee, GA – Anderson Music Hall (with Night Ranger)
2/26/22 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort & Spa
10/29-11/05/22 Port Canaveral, FL – High Seas Rally 2022-Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas

Foghat has already started to work on a new studio album to be released in 2022.

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