John Rocks Atlanta
Here’s a wonderful review of John’s electrifying show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, GA this past Friday.
The John Fogerty we saw on stage was there because he was having fun and had reconciled the life that his songs portrayed – his songs about the war, about growing up in small towns and the chaos of the 60s. He still believes in the songs he wrote and they still feed him. He has come back to them but in a healthy way. His son Shane was there as part of the band playing rhythm and sometimes lead guitar – father and son. Late in the show, Shane took the lead. You could tell it was supposed to be just for a short while, but when it was time to give the lead back, his dad wouldn’t take it. Fogerty smiled, and he might as well have shouted into the microphone, “Run with it son. Keep going. You’re doing great. You make me so proud.” Shane ripped it and probably played better than he had ever played while proud papa just watched him beaming, the happiness and pride as palpable as the music in our ears that moved our hearts and souls.
To read the full review, head on over here.