By Mike McKenney, Rock At Night New England
Venue: Mohegan Sun-Wolf Den, Connecticut–January 19, 2018
English rock band Foghat opened their 2018 tour to a packed house Friday night. Fans of many generations filled the Wolf Den to see a truly legendary band that released the first “Foghat” album in the summer of 1972.
When vocalist “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, drummer Roger Earl, and bassist Tony Stevens left the British blues band “Savoy Brown” in the early seventies, they created “Foghat” along with guitarist Rod Price. Foghat still maintains the formula that has made them successful despite the many lineup changes that have taken place over the years.
With the last original band member, Roger Earl on drums, this incarnation of Foghat also includes seasoned vets, Rodney O’Quinn on bass guitar/vocals, along with Bryan Bassett (Wild Cherry, Molly Hatchet), and Charlie Huhn on guitar/vocals.
Starting the night off with the hard rock “Drivin’ Wheel”, ”Stone Blue” the band used “Hot Mama” as a bridge to the more bluesy tunes,”Needle and Spoon”, “Louisiana Blues”
The set, continuing with hit songs, “Fool for the City, “I Just Want to Make Love To You”, and “Honey Hush” showed off the experience of these great musicians, while the 71yr old Roger Earl added a great drum solo seldom seen anymore.
An encore of mega hit “Slow Ride” finished the night with the entire audience on their feet singing along.
Foghat released their 17th album “Under The Influence” a completely fan-funded effort, in 2016.
Mike McKenney is an award winning professional photographer and current New England Correspondent for Rock At Night magazine.
With his years of experience and passion for Concert Photography, Mike has photographed many of the famous acts in the world today.
Rock Icons such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews, and Fleetwood Mac along with Country artist Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney,and Jason Aldean have all appeared before Mike’s camera.
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