Roger Earl is the drummer and a founding member of Foghat. The band formed in 1971 and has achieved eight gold records, one platinum and one double-platinum record. Their amazing hits include Slow Ride, Fool for the City, and Stone Blue. They just released “8 Days on the Road” a live album celebrating their 50th anniversary. Roger joins me today to discuss his music journey, including Foghat’s latest music.
Foghat celebrates their 50th anniversary this year, and their live performances show why the band is still around and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want to play! Their music is timeless, and touring is part of their DNA. Foghat’s 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. These guys just love to play! They just released (Summer 2021) a new CD/DVD/Vinyl performance of their live show at Daryl’s House Club from November 17, 2019, entitled 8 DAYS ON THE ROAD!
Foghat fans are everywhere and their audience consists of all ages. From the young who play Guitar Hero III and know all 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 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 & Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. They continue to release new music every few years and 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 keeps banging and kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going.
Roger Earl is still hammering away….still a noisy sod. And this rock’n’roll, road-warrior wouldn’t have it any other way. He says, in the immortal words of Lonesome Dave Peverett, “I’m gonna roll til’ I’m old, gonna rock til’ I drop!
For more info:
- “Slow Ride” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHrSyoseTtk
- “Road Fever” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI9h85MNb3M
- 8 DAYS ON THE ROAD buy link: https://smarturl.it/Foghat8DaysLive
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