Classic Rock, Rock, Hard Rock, Metal Rock, New Wave, Male, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Hits include: "FOOL FOR THE CITY," "SLIPPED, TRIPPED, FELL IN LOVE," "LIVE NOW-PAY LATER," "SLOW RIDE," "THIRD TIME LUCKY (FIRST TIME I WAS A FOOL)," "I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU," "DRIVIN' WHEEL," and "STONE BLUE."
In the late 1960’s Roger Earl & Lonesome Dave Peverett first toured America as members of the seminal British band "Savoy Brown". Together with guitarist Kim Simmonds, "Savoy Brown" was on the cutting edge of the emerging British blues-rock scene, and they influenced countless musicians on both sides of the "pond". In 1971, wanting to give a more Rock ‘n Roll flavor to the blues-boogie music they were playing with "Savoy", Dave & Roger enlisted lead/slide guitarist Rod Price & bassist Tony Stevens, formed a new band, "Foghat", and the rest is part of Rock and Roll history.
Signed by Albert Grossman to Bearsville Records in 1971, the band recorded their first self-titled LP "Foghat" and began touring relentlessly for the next 14 years. Their hard work has thus far been rewarded with seven Gold records, one Platinum record "Fool For The City" (1975), and one Double-Platinum record "Foghat Live" (1977). The "Fool For The City" album contained Foghat’s trademark Top 40 hit song "Slow Ride" and cemented their place as one of the world’s top rock acts. They continued to hit the charts in the 1970’s with singles such as "Fool For The City", "Drivin’ Wheel", "I Just Wanna Make Love To You", "I’ll Be Standing By", "Stone Blue", "Third Time Lucky" and "Somebody’s Been Sleeping In My Bed"… many of which are still classic rock radio staples.
In 1998, Lonesome Dave is diagnosed with cancer. He battles it with amazing strength and courage. He decides he would like to tour again in 1999. With Rod Price’s decision not to resume touring, Dave calls his old friend Bryan Bassett, who is touring with "Molly Hatchet" and asks him to join the band. Lonesome Dave, one of the all time great rock ‘n rollers, and a consummate professional, performs flawlessly night after night, doing what he loved doing best…while still undergoing chemotherapy. The tour was cut short in the fall of 1999, when Dave returns home. He sadly passes away on February 7, 2000. Family and friends are devastated. One of rock ‘n roll’s legendary performers is mourned by thousands of fans.
In 2004 they released a live DVD called “The Official Bootleg DVD, Volume 1” and at the end of that year, veteran Foghat bassist extraordinaire Craig Macgregor rejoined the lineup launching Foghat's hard rocking tradition into the future.
“FOGHAT LIVE II” , a double live CD was released in 2007. It was recorded in 2005 and 2007 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original ‘Foghat LIVE’, and the reviews were exceptional! This opened up a new chapter for Foghat. The band was as good as ever and carrying on their tradition of touring and having a great time.
While promoting “LIVE II”, the band was invited to record a live session for DJ Mark Klein’s weekly ‘Long Island Blues Warehouse Radio Show’ which was recorded to 2 track. Surprisingly it ended up sounding so good that they ended up releasing it as “Live at the Blues Warehouse” in 2009 and again this CD got rave reviews!
The last few years has Foghat reaching a whole new generation of fans, including the corporate and association circuit, largely as a result of their incessant touring and also due to its songs appearing on such popular home video games as Guitar Hero III, numerous movies such as ‘Dazed & Confused’, ‘Wild Hogs’, ‘Bottle Shock’ and ‘Halloween II’, numerous TV shows and ads such as Honda among others didn’t hurt either. As a result, the live dates continue to pile up and the boogie continues..
In 2008 Foghat founding member Roger Earl, launched Foghat’s own brand of wine called “FOGHAT CELLARS” in conjunction with well known winemaker Steve Rasmussen. Their first offering was a 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles which got rave reviews! Now, in their 6th year as winemakers, they have harvested and released two Chardonnay vintages (2008 and 2010) another Cabernet Sauvignon (2007) and a delicious 2010 Pinot Noir. Wine & music, what a combination.
Foghat’s CD project ‘LAST TRAIN HOME’ (released June 15, 2010) was the culmination of a dream shared by Roger Earl and Lonesome Dave Peverett . It contained some of their favorite blues songs, three originals ('Born for the Road', 'Last Train Home' and '495 Boogie)', and two songs by special guest performer and long time friend, Eddie 'Bluesman' Kirkland who was 86. He had played with Foghat as a special guest back in 1977 at Foghat’s Tribute to the Blues at the New York Palladium, and remained a good friend of the band. (Sadly, Eddie Kirkland was killed in a car accident on February 27th, 2011).
Foghat has never stopped touring and recording. They have been together in one form or another, with Roger Earl steadfastly in that drum seat throughout for 42 years now! And 2013 has brought lots of new and exciting releases and new projects for the band. They released a single on July 9, 2013 called "The Word of Rock n' Roll", a Christmas song, (an instrumental version of "Winter Wonderland") on 11/5/13, and a new DVD ("Live in St. Pete") on 12/10/13 . And they are full of more surprises for 2014. This band never sleeps or rests on its history!
They still tour relentlessly because they just love to play, which is evident in the passion and fun they have onstage during their live performances.
That is what Foghat is all about. It’s about the music!