Foghat drummer Roger Earl will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 19th in New York City. Alongside the drum veteran are other blues contributors to be inducted, including Joe Louis Walker, Steve Holley, and the Uptown Horns.
The event will be hosted by the Michael Packer Blues Band, and tickets are priced at $10 each. The ceremony begins at 3pm at Kenny's Castaways, located at 157 Bleecker Street in New York City, NY. This legendary club will be closing its doors for good after 45 years in September.
In addition to containing unmistakable blues elements in their songs (and scoring a hit with a cover of Willie Dixon's I Just Want to Make Love to You), Foghat went one step further back in 1977, when they assembled a Foghat Blues Tribute Concert at New York's Palladium, which included performances by such blues legends as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Paul Butterfield, Johnny Winter, Honeyboy Edwards, Pinetop Perkins, Eddie "Bluesman" Kirkland, and Willie Big Eyes Smith among others.
Roger Earl and Foghat remain true to the blues, as their last studio effort, 2010's 'Last Train Home', paid tribute to the genre, with such covers as Elmore James' Shake Your Money Maker and It Hurts Me Too, Muddy Waters' Louisiana Blues, and original tunes that replicated vintage blues rock sounds. The album also featured Rogers's long time friend, Eddie "Bluesman" Kirkland, in one of his last recording appearances before his 2011 death.