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Tuesday
Jun282011

Foghat 2011

Last Friday night my wife and I went to the Alameda County Fair to see one of my favorite bands, Foghat.

Concerts at the fair are really just great, they are the best ten dollar concert ever. The stage is about ten feet from the front row and all of the seats are good. I never had a chance to see Foghat in their early days, but the current band has been together for long enough to have their own well established sound on the classic Foghat songs .

Roger Earl is the last original member still with the band however Craig Macgregor joined around 1974 so he's almost an original member. The lead guitar and vocals are covered by Charlie Huhn and the slide guitar is play by the ever great Bryan Bassett.

These guys seemed to be having the best time playing together. Roger Earl is a great drummer and is the heart of the band. I really liked the way Craig Macgregor was so into what he was playing on bass. He seemed to be in the zone and let the music take him there.

Charlie Hahn's vocals have a lot of power and he connects with the audience well and looks like he was having such a great time, while Bryan Bassett is great to watch being so cool as he plays.

The average age of the audience was around 50, but there were some real hard core fans in their 60's rock'n it. The show was short but the song were sweet and everyone had a great time.

I picked up a key chain to commemorate the first time I got to see Foghat Live.

 

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