The legendary rock band Foghat mark their 52nd anniversary with Sonic Mojo, a brand new studio collection of what they do best.
Despite the passage of time, Foghat consistently tour, sharing their infectious boogie style with enthusiastic crowds night after night. The energy and thrill at a Foghat concert today mirror the fervor of their 1977 classic, Foghat Live, which propelled them to global recognition. Notably, it was a live album that thrust them into the limelight, a fitting origin for a band that continues to captivate audiences of all ages due to their timeless music.
Foghat's enduring appeal stems from their unwavering passion for performing. Their music exudes a youthful exuberance, regardless of their age. This genuine love for playing resonates deeply with their diverse fan base, whether fans discovered them through various mediums like the Guitar Hero III game, the movie Dazed & Confused, or their debut album in 1972. This diverse yet united audience, spanning Baby boomers, gen Xers, Millennials, and beyond, converges for one reason: to groove and revel in the music.
Their new album, Sonic Mojo, reflects the consistent excitement fans hold for their music. This release follows a series of recent successful albums, including Last Train Home (2010), Under the Influence (2016), Live at the Belly Up (2017), and 8 Days on the Road (2021). Any of which can stand confidentally among their best.
Originating in 1971 when Lonesome Dave Peverett and Roger Earl left Savoy Brown to form the band, Foghat has achieved remarkable success. With eight gold records, one platinum, and one double platinum, they've navigated through ups and downs, tragedies, and triumphs, always propelled by their unwavering commitment to music.
Throughout the years, Foghat has endured losses, including Lonesome Dave Peverett in 2000, Rod Price in 2005, and Craig MacGregor in 2018. However, Roger Earl, a founding member and drummer, kept the band moving forward, fueled by their undying love for music.
These days, the band is made up of Earl on drums, long-time member Bryan Bassett on lead/slide guitar, Rodney O’Quinn on bass and vocals, and Scott Holt, the newest member, on lead vocals and guitar. Together, they honor the original spirit of Foghat, paying homage to those who've passed on while ensuring that the band continues sharing their music with all who wish to hear it. Their performances reflect their genuine joy, mirroring the enthusiasm of their fans, all sharing in the experience of another memorable Foghat show.