Wednesday, July 18, 2018

CONCERT REVIEW: John Fogerty's hit-filled show thrills at Northern Quest

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:51 AM

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One of Fogerty's other sons, Tyler, hit the stage for a frantic duet on Little Richard's "Good Golly Miss Molly," and a scorching version of the Sonics' "Psycho" was an unexpected treat among the slew of familiar Creedence songs.

Fogerty was an affable frontman, introducing all his band members and giving them plenty of time to shine. But the 73-year-old is clearly still the star, and one in remarkable form. His voice was pretty strong throughout, his guitar work reaching some incredible heights, and he ran around the stage like a frontman far younger.

He encouraged the audience to support America's veterans before playing "Love and War," a song he co-wrote with Brad Paisley that definitely slowed the momentum for a few minutes before he launched back into a run of five straight Creedence classics. That's a pretty minor quibble for a show that was pretty much a blast start to finish.

It has been about five years since I last saw Fogerty, and I wondered beforehand if maybe he'd lost a step. After watching his energetic show Tuesday, those concerns are dead and gone. He remains a must-see, and an American classic capable of putting together a show full of hits few of his peers can match.

Here's Tuesday night's setlist:
1. Travelin' Band
2. Hey Tonight
3. Rock and Roll Girls
4. Who'll Stop The Rain
5. Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard cover)
6. Pyscho (Sonics cover)
7. Up Around The Bend
8. Holy Grail
9. Green River
10. Love and War
11. Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
12. Lookin' Out My Back Door
13. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
14. Long As I Can See The Light
15. Keep on Chooglin'
16. Born on a Bayou
17. My Toot Toot (Rockin' Sidney cover)
18. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (Hank Williams cover)
19. New Orleans (Gary U.S. Bonds cover)
20. Down on the Corner
21. Centerfield
22. The Old Man Down the Road
23. Fortunate Son
Encore
24. Bad Moon Rising
25. Proud Mary

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...