Our holiday single, an instrumental version of “Winter Wonderland,” released 11/5 is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and everywhere!
Foghat is ready to spread some holiday cheer with their amps cranked to ten for their instrumental Rockin’ version of “Winter Wonderland.” Release date Nov 5, 2013!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FOGHAT ROCKS THE HOLIDAYS WITH “WINTER WONDERLAND”
Foghat is ready to spread some holiday cheer with their amps cranked to ten for their instrumental Rockin’version of “Winter Wonderland.”
Only the second instrumental ever recorded by Foghat (2010’s “495 Boogie” being the first), the band – comprised of drummer Roger Earl, bassist Craig MacGregor, lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett, and singer/guitarist Charlie Huhn - had a lot of fun recording the track down at their home/studio, “Boogie Motel South,” in Florida, where they simply picked up their instruments, and started jammin’. The tune started to rock and some surprising extras were added to lend to the holiday spirit.
Foghat’s presence has remained steady on rock radio for decades, due to such all-time rock anthems as “Slow Ride” and “Fool for the City.” And the band continues not only to tour, but to churn out more-than-worthy new tracks to add to their vast catalog of gems, such as this rockin’ take on the holiday classic. The all-instrumental tune is in digital-only format, and will be released on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, via Foghat Records.
As Earl explains, “I wasn’t so sure about doing a stinkin’ Christmas song. Bah Humbug! But once the band got together it turned out to be a lot of fun. Towards the end, we had a few glasses of wine and everything was fine. Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas everybody!”
Bassett, who does some amazing slide playing on this track, also pointed out that he pays tribute to a legendary guitarist on the tune – “We decided to do a fun interpretation of a holiday classic and for my part I wanted to give a nod to one of my favorite guitarists, Lowell George of Little Feat.”
In addition to the new instrumental version of “Winter Wonderland” (written by Felix Bernard & Richard B Smith), Foghat has gotten into the holiday spirit several times before, with such earlier tunes as “Run, Run Rudolph” (1978), ”All I Want for Christmas is You” (1981), and ”Going Home for Christmas” (a 1986 MTV Video) .
“We’re still not sure where the inspiration for this came from. It probably involved wine!” adds MacGregor. “Hope you all enjoy it, but don’t play it loud next to your tree…everything falls off! Happy Holidays!!!”
Listen to the song on YouTube ! http://tinyurl.com/FoghatWinterWonderland
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
Tomorrow night- November 1 – Check out ICON – If a picture is worth a thousand words…..then ICON is your thousand words! ICON takes the most iconic albums of our lifetime, and explores the behind the scenes stories with those who were there. This is Icon! Join ICON, November 2, 2013 as we talk to the members of the legendary members of the band FOGHAT
Coming Tuesday November 5th – We will be releasing a very cool Christmas song! Stay tuned for the announcement on 11/4!
Stay tuned… somethings coming…….
Today, and every day, we remember those who lost their lives in the senseless attack on the World Trade Center in NY, the Pentagon, and the crash in Pennsylvania. And our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their loved ones. We hope you are able to find some peace. Our lives and sense of security changed forever but not our spirit! Rock on America. You are beautiful!
Texas for the Labor Day Weekend!
Great time last night in Freeport, Texas at Memorial Park and today we are flying to Dallas for a show at Grovers in Frisco, Texas. Come on out! Go to our Tour Tab to check out the rest of the shows! www.foghat.net/tour.htm
Rita Cosby to Interview Roger Earl on WOR Radio 710 AM in NYC – 8/30/13 between 4 & 6pm.Rita will be interviewing Roger Earl and it should be a great show. Rita has quite the bio & we are looking forward to meeting her!
Tune into “The Rita Cosby Show” on WOR Radio in NYC this Friday between 4 and 6pm EST at http://www.wor710.com/main.html
In addition to her terrific show on WOR, Rita is currently a Special Correspondent for the CBS syndicated program Inside Edition and fills-in for Nancy Grace on HLN, specializing in interviewing newsmakers and political figures.
Cosby has received three Emmy Awards, the Jack Anderson Award for investigative excellence, the Matrix Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the Lech Walesa Freedom Award.
She has interviewed over twenty world leaders, conducting historic back-to-back interviews with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. She was the first reporter to see prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. She also interviewed Serbian president Slobodan Milošević who called her from his prison cell at the Hague. Lots more about Rita on her Wikipedia page…Check it out.