Foghat Releases “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”

By on August 9, 2016

Foghat comes full circle with their new release “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”. Drawing from their collective musical influences, the band not only brought in some special guests from their past who helped launch and inspire the Foghat story, but also invited some new friends into the mix to continue the journey of this never idle band.

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They started recording at their Florida studio, Boogie Motel South in 2013. In addition to Foghat members Roger Earl, Craig MacGregor, Charlie Huhn and Bryan Bassett, two additional figures helped shape the sessions – Buddy Guy alumni, Scott Holt, who lent a hand in the writing, and added fantastic guitar and vocals to several tracks, and Grammy winning producer/songwriter, Tom Hambridge.

With their resident genius, guitarist Bryan Bassett at the helm, the project was going slow since Bryan was doing triple duty, playing, writing and recording the tracks, while in the midst of a Foghat tour. So Tom Hambridge came aboard. According to Roger Earl “I met Tom when presenting 3 awards to Buddy Guy and Tom (his producer) at the Memphis Blues Awards. Tom said that he was a fan, and would love to produce a Foghat record. Putting that in the back of my mind, this was the perfect opportunity. Tom came down to Boogie Motel South to meet the band and we clicked and started writing together immediately. Working with him was inspirational!

During this time, an opportunity arose for some ‘other’ recording at Dark Horse Institute in Nashville for a friend’s graduation project. Scott, Bryan and Roger recorded 6 tracks and a new ‘band’, ‘Earl and the Agitators’, with Scott Holt as lead guitar/vocals was born. They are now playing some dates opening for Foghat with Roger and Bryan doing double-duty. This great experience prompted Foghat to move the recording of “Under the Influence” to Dark Horse Studios where they brought in two of their major influences.

Foghat was ‘spawned’ from the British Blues band ‘Savoy Brown’ in 1971, so it was fitting to ask Savoy founder and guitarist Kim Simmonds to join in. As Roger Earl puts it “Kim gave me my shot!” As soon as Kim started playing, everyone was mesmerized! Included on this release is a new recording of ‘Slow Ride” to celebrate the 40th anniversary. They invited Nick Jameson, (original bass player and producer of ‘Slow Ride’ on the 1975’ Fool for the City’ album) to play along with Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor who played bass on Foghat ‘LIVE’ (1977). They had a blast, and Foghat lead singer, Charlie Huhn, was as usual at the top of his
game with his incredible vocals and guitar work!

And to round out the project the amazing Dana Fuchs added some of her bluesy/sultry vocals to a couple of tracks! Three years in the making, Foghat had fun with this record and the result is an eclectic blend of rock and blues with a little funk and R&B on the side for good measure. It showcases the combined
talent of all of the members both in the writing and the playing. This band never stops!

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TRACK LIST: “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”

1. UNDER THE INFLUENCE
2. KNOCK IT OFF
3. GHOST
4. SHE’S GOT A RING IN HIS NOSE
5. UPSIDE OF LONELY
6. HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
7. MADE UP MY MIND
8. HOT MAMA
9. HEARTS GONE COLD
10. HONEY DO LIST
11. ALL BECAUSE OF YOU
12. SLOW RIDE

Band Line Up:

Roger Earl – Drums
Craig MacGregor – Bass
Bryan Bassett – Lead/Slide Guitar
Charlie Huhn – Guitar/Lead Vocals

Special Guest: “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”

Scott Holt – Vocals/Guitars

Kim Simmonds – Guitar

 Nick Jameson – Bass Guitar

 Dana Fuchs – Vocals

 Rodney O’Quinn – Bass/Bckg Vocals

 Tom Hambrdige – Percussion

Foghat Social Media:

www.foghat.net

www.facebook.com/foghat

www.twitter.com/foghat

www.youtube.com/foghatmusic

www.foghatcellars.com

———-Purchases Under the Influence———-

List of Tour Dates For Rest Of 2016

AUG9 Foghat at the Clark County Fair

Tue 8 PM in PDT · by Foghat

Clark County Fairgrounds

Ridgefield, WA

AUG11

 

Belly Up Tavern

Thu 7 PM in PDT · by Foghat

Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach SoCal

Solana Beach, CA

AUG12 Foghat at 6:30pm- the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fri 6:30 PM in PDT · by Foghat

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz, CA

AUG12 Foghat at 8:30pm – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fri 8:30 PM in PDT · by Foghat

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz, CA

AUG13 Grandstand Missouri State Fair W/ Molly Hatchet and John Kay & Steppenwolf

Sat 7 PM in CDT · by Foghat

Missouri State Fair-Pepsi Grand Stand

Sedalia, MO

NEXT WEEK

AUG20 Foghat at the Seneca Allegheny Casino with WAR

Sat 8 PM · by Foghat

Seneca Allegheny Casino

Salamanca, NY

LATER THIS MONTH

AUG22 Foghat at Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Mon 8 PM in PDT · by Foghat

Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Airway Heights, WA

AUG28 Foghat at Mohegan Sun Wolf Den

Sun 7 PM · by Foghat

Wolf Den At Mohegan Sun.

Uncasville, CT

NEXT MONTH

SEP2 Foghat at the OK Annual HOG Rally at Woodward County Fairgrounds

Fri 8 PM in CDT · by Foghat

Woodward County Fairgrounds

Woodward, OK

SEP3 Foghat at the Walla Walla Frontier Days 2016 fair

Sat 7 PM in PDT · by Foghat

Walla Walla Frontier Days

Walla Walla, WA

SEP4 Foghat at the South Dakota State Fair

Sun 2 PM in CDT · by Foghat

South Dakota State Fair

Huron, SD

SEP9 Foghat at the Red Hawk Golf Club

Fri 7 PM in MDT · by Foghat

Red Hawk Golf Club

Las Cruces, NM

SEP21 Foghat – B.B. King’s NYC

Wed 7:30 PM · by Foghat

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

New York, NY

SEP23 Foghat at the Central Washington State Fair

Fri 8 PM in PDT · by Foghat

Central Washington Fairgrounds

Yakima, WA

LATER THIS YEAR

OCT1 Foghat at Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles

Sat 8 PM in CDT · by Foghat

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino – Lake Charles

Lake Charles, LA

OCT8 Foghat at Colonial beach Bike Fest

Sat 8 PM · by Foghat

Colonial Beach BikeFest

Colonial Beach, VA

OCT14 Foghat at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Fri 8 PM in PDT · by Foghat

Golden Nugget Las Vegas

North Las Vegas, NV

OCT15 Foghat at Rock the Square

Sat 8 PM in CDT · by Foghat

Rock the Square

Tyler, TX

NOV9 Foghat at the Kings Center for the Performing Arts

Wed 7:30 PM · by Foghat

King Center for the Performing Arts

Melbourne, FL

NOV10 Foghat at the Cuban Club

Thu 8 PM · by Foghat

The Cuban Club
NOV11 Foghat at the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair

Fri 8 PM · by Foghat

Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair

Jacksonville, FL

NOV12 Foghat w/ The Guess Who, WAR – Magic City Casino

Sat 7 PM · by Foghat

Magic City Casino

Miami, FL

 

 

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