John Fogerty: 9/25/2021

I had seen John Fogerty about 35 years ago, and I confess it was not my finest hour. What I do remember I would rather forget. Which is why I decided to catch him on this tour, especially since I had heard he was playing mostly Creedence Clearwater Revival material (completely absent in the 1980s).

My wife and I arrived at the Mountain Winery with enough time to check out the merchandise before the show. I will only buy something if it is really cool and not exorbitant. I did find a cool tie-dye, which I picked up.

Our seats were kind of crappy. The section we were in was straight back, which was fine, but they were reserved bleacher seats, so it was a little too packed for my comfort. But I donned my mask and sat on the bench like I was in high school or something.

Fogerty came out and kicked right into “Up Around the Bend,” a good choice for an opener. After that, it was lots of CCR, with only four solo tunes. The band was really high-energy and featured two of Fogerty’s sons, who were solid musicians and not just riding dad’s coattails.

While Fogerty’s vocals were great, what really impressed me was his guitar work. His solos were really really hot. For a guy in his 70s, he could still tear up a guitar solo.

The only down-side about this concert was the crowd. No one was standing and rockin’. I kept wanting to get up and dance, but literally everyone was in their seats. It wasn’t until the last two songs that I finally got to stand up and jam. But other than that, it was a kick-ass show.

Anyway, here is the setlist and a couple pictures. Keep on Chooglin’!

Setlist:

  • Up Around the Bend
  • Green River
  • Susie Q
  • Born on the Bayou
  • Who’ll Stop the Rain
  • Lookin’ Out My Back Door
  • Lodi
  • Run Through the Jungle
  • Hot Rod Heart
  • Weeping in the Promised Land
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • Good Golly Miss Molly
  • Keep On Chooglin’
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
  • Down on the Corner
  • Centerfield
  • The Old Man Down the Road
  • Fortunate Son
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Proud Mary

11 thoughts on “John Fogerty: 9/25/2021

  1. That’s a fine setlist, Jeff. I grew up loving CCR and in the 90’s came to appreciate John Fogerty’s solo stuff. I especially love Hot Rod Heart. It’s a perfect cruising song. And yes, John Fogerty’s guitar playing is really, pardon the expression, kick-ass!

    Glad you got to see them again. Still on my bucket list.
    Debra

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