Foghat rolls back time for appreciative Lexington fans with The Summit.
There is little question of Foghat’s impact on rock music during most of the 1970s. The band initially featured Dave Peverett (“Lonesome Dave”) on guitar and vocals, Tony Stevens on bass and Roger Earl on drums and Rod Price, on guitar/slide guitar. Between the years of 1972 and 1978 Foghat (a nonsense word from a childhood Scrabble game played by Peverett and his brother) achieved eight gold records, one platinum, and one double platinum record while racking up numerous hit songs.
Foghat today still features drummer Roger Earl and is rounded out by guitarist/vocalist Charlie Huhn who has been with the band since 2000, lead guitarist Bryan Bassett (since 1999) and bassist Rodney O’Quinn. 2019 incredibly marks the 40th anniversary Foghat’s 8th studio album Boogie Motel which has one of the bands highest charting hits “Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool).
As the house lights dropped this evening a cheer from the enthusiastic crowd greeted Roger Earl as he took his place atop his drum riser. Charlie, Bryan, and Rodney immediately followed, with Charlie taking a moment to toss out more than a dozen picks into the crowd while interacting with the fans. Foghat started tonight’s walk down memory lane “Driving Wheel,” followed by “Road Fever” and the first of their mega-hits “Stone Blue”. Over the course of the evening, Foghat covered all the bases performing “Take Me To The River,” “Fool For the City,” “Home in My Hand” before closing out their main set with “I Just Want To Make Love To You”. Returning to the stage for their one-song encore, it seemed everyone in the venue had their cell phones out as the Foghat classic “Slow Ride” closed out a memorable evening.
Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio blues-based rock ‘n’ rollers, The Summit opened the evening in a great way. The Summit performed a number of original songs from their upcoming album before closing their set with a rocking version Montrose’s “Rock Candy”