"Yeah man, it's a busy season for sure," says Foghat vocalist and guitarist Scott Holt as he discussed their recent release "Sonic Mojo" and the band's future plans. "The album came out on November 10, the first singles were "Drivin' On" and "She's a Little Bit of Everything."
Foghat as an entity has never stopped evolving as a unit; from the days and association with Savoy Brown, to their immense success in the '70s and '80s, the band has had personnel changes, they've begun their own line of wine and condoms and continuously perpetuate their now diverse brand. So, how did Holt become part of the evolutionary process?
"I met Roger Earl back in 2015 or 2016 through a mutual friend of ours who connected us; they were looking for an understudy for Charlie who was the singer at the time in case he couldn't make a gig. They were just getting ready to start working on "Under The Influence" and Roger and I hit it off. So, I went down to their studio in Florida and worked with Roger, Craig and Brian and played some of the Foghat stuff and then we started writing songs almost immediately. We were supposed to write two or three for the album and we ended up writing 17 (laughs) and so, we had all of this music leftover and we were like; "What are we going to do with this?" So, Brian suggested we call it "Earl & The Agitators" and we put a whole record out with this band that we made up and much to our manager's dismay because she had to figure out how to promote this thing (laughs); I just kept in touch with Roger and we kept doing stuff. It's a real creative environment when the four of us get together and we're always writing, we're always coming up with stuff, Roger and I were trading texts yesterday about some stuff we want to work on for the next record. So, we're already thinking past what we are supposed to be promoting right now, which is the way I think you're supposed to do it."
The aforementioned Savoy Brown has sprung many individuals and the various bands careers. Drummer Roger Earl was part of the unit and maintained a close relationship with founder Kim Simmonds after his departure and that friendship has contributed to this recent release; even if it's "Bittersweet."
"Kim wrote three songs for us on this record, he was a dear friend of all of ours and of course he and Roger were in Savoy Brown together back in the late '60s and they stayed friends throughout all of these years," elaborated Holt. "When we got ready to do this new record, the initial intention was to have Kim write a song and record it with us. He wrote three songs for us and unfortunately passed away before we could record together. The first two singles, "Drivin' On" and "She's a Little Bit of Everything" are Kim's and it's bittersweet. Every night we play those songs and we are honored to celebrate Kim's memory and specifically point out that these are songs that he wrote for us but yet I wish he was here to hear them and I wish he was here to play with us. So, it's a bittersweet thing but yet, you can't not deal with loss, it's gonna happen to all of us."
With a music history as rich as that of Foghat; does the current line-up ever struggle with maintaining their signature sound when writing new material? A laughing Holt, a guitarist, says not at all for this band and the reason may just surprise you.
"The beauty of a great rock band is that it's all built around the drums. You pick any rock band and you have to look at the drummer first, that's the core of the band. The Rolling Stones were Charlie Watts' band, Foghat is Roger Earl's band; it's built around the drums and the nice thing about Foghat is that we've still got the original drummer from the beginning; it's a lock right there. As far as mentally for the rest of us, I can only speak for myself but I think it's a responsibility to honor the past, be sure that you understand the history of the band and respect that and you treat that with integrity but to keep it from being a tribute band or some catalog band; you're constantly moving forward. You are constantly writing new material or constantly trying to push out; just like the things we put on this record. The things that we wrote or the things that we covered; we did a BB King song. We didn't want to do it like BB King but how would Foghat approach a BB King song; how did Foghat approach the Muddy Waters' song "I Just Want To Make Love To You" back in the '70s? How did they look at that song and say, OK, we're gonna do this with it? Those are just things, that as a musician, I think it's the relationship of the band that creates that environment. I mean, we weren't put together by some outside force, the four of us got together, played together, liked playing together and decided that this is the band; it's kind of like dating (laughs). You find a girl you like, she likes you and you get together. This is coming from a guitar player (laughs), I'm supposed to be telling you how the guitar is the most important instrument but it's not! I mean, nobody dances to a guitar solo but you'll dance to that groove, you'll dance to that beat. Some of my favorite musicians are drummers because that's where it starts."
The release of the two singles was done somewhat far in advance of the actual November 10 release of the album. Holt states it was done purposefully because the band felt this record was too good to be kept totally sequestered upon its completion.
"I think it was just the natural progression," he said confidently. "We got the record done and you have to promote it but we didn't want to wait until November for anybody to hear any of it because we are really excited about it and we're proud of it and we wanted everybody to hear it. We wanted them to hear it in context and digest it; there is a lot of white noise in the world and just putting a record out, it might or might not get heard no matter who you are. So, to give it a fair shot and I think it's a really good record, I'm really proud of it and we wanted it to have the most opportunity for the most people to hear it."
Ah yes, "White noise." There is definitely much of that in today's technology driven environment. Holt says the band has no newly devised plan on how they plan on making "Sonic Mojo" stand out from the crowd but they will go at it as the group has done since its inception. He offered up their strategy as well as an opinion on today's artists and music.
"We're doing the best we can, we're promoting it, we're playing the songs live and we're hoping that people find it the way they've always found Foghat music and that's really all you can do. When we were talking about white noise earlier, I agree that there was a big glut of it during the pandemic but it was happening before that. Record releases come fast and furious and there is so much music being put out that it's impossible to consume it all. Everybody has their favorites, you have your favorites that you go to time and again and I do too but there is good music being put out today. There is new music from young artists being put out just like there was from the beginning. The thing is, as a musician, it's a hard line to travel because on one hand, I can easily see myself having a knee-jerk reaction to new stuff; ah, this sucks, this is no good and then completely dismissing all of it but at the same time, as a musician; I understand that I'm still putting out music and I don't want people to do that to me so, I kind of have to give everybody a fair shake. I've also got a daughter and she plays new music for me and she exposes me to stuff like new pop and stuff that I normally wouldn't listen to and through her, I get to hear Taylor Swift and understand she's got some good songs and she's a talented songwriter and that there is some quality to that. She'll play me somebody like Harry Styles, I'd never voluntarily pick up a Harry Styles record but I'll listen to it with her and I'll hear things in it; that's a good thing right there, that's a good song, that's a good idea. So, there is good stuff out there, you have to be open minded to get to it. It's not all good but the truth is, all of it in the '60s wasn't good, all of it in the '70s wasn't good, all of it in the '80's wasn't good. I mean, there have been bullshit records put out since the beginning of time (laughs); just because something is old doesn't make it good. So, it's just one of those things where every generation has their thing. I remember my parents thought the music that I listened to was junk. I'm sure their parents thought the music they listened to was junk; there was a generation that thought Elvis was an abomination. The Beatles were reviled by a generation of parents; it's hard to imagine that the icons we have today; I'm sure if there was a temple of rock 'n' roll, there would be a statue of The Beatles and a statue of Elvis in there but at one time they were maligned as just noise. I mean, it's going to happen, there's stuff we are exposed to today that we think is crap that 20 years from now is going to be a classic and we're gonna be like; what happened there (laughs)?"
Holt is well aware of Foghat's legendary reputation as a hard hitting and rocking band and he states that going forward as they hit the road to promote this release; this will not change.
"The history of Foghat is that Foghat is one of the hardest working, live touring bands ever; we'll try and keep that title. We are on tour now, we'll be on tour now that the record is out, we will be touring after it. We've already been playing stuff off the new record, we convened down in Florida to rehearse the whole record to prepare for the record release parties in New York and California. We hit the road and we just go; we're out all the time trying to find any place to play and for as many people as we can find."
To purchase "Sonic Mojo" or see what Foghat is up to; please visit https://foghat.com/
That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!
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(11 a.m.) Shore Bet (2:30 p.m.) Junkyard Dawgs (6 p.m.) Nikki Briar & The Sweetbriar Band Sun. "Final 2023 Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Rangers Nouveau (3 p.m.) Strictly '60sLibrary Company of Burlington 23 West Union Street Burlington (609) 3861273 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night Mon. 11 a.m. Design an Ugly Sweater Contest: A Grab-N-Go Craft for All Ages!Lillipies Bakery 30 North Harrison Street Princeton (609) 423-2100 Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with JeffLouie's by Jason 1111 Route 130 North Robbinsville Wed. 5:30 p.m. The Blue Eyed BalladeerMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Thurs. 6 p.m. Astrology Readings by Riss Cottrill Mon. 6 p.m. Magik "Art Mondays" Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Jawnathan Sebastian SellersMarie's Kozy Korner 111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 943-3131 Sat. 8 p.m. Fans and Friendsgiving w/ "Jukebox Graveyard & Friends"McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Sat. 8:30 p.m. Tribute Night feat. 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NJWeedman's Dispensary 322 East State Street Trenton (609) 437-0898 Thurs. - Sat. 8 p.m. Live Entertainment (Variety)Nomad Distilling Company 20 South Main Street New Hope, PA Sun. 10 a.m. BrunchNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thur. 9:30 pm. 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Princeton Makes 301 North Harrison Street Princeton Fri. 7:30 p.m. Fiona Tyndall & Friends Sing Joni MitchellPrinceton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 12:30 p.m. Craig Williams Organ Concert (Takes place at the University Chapel)Puss N Boots Tavern 942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia Wed. Thanksgiving Eve w/ DJ Mike MigRevere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Sat. 6 p.m. Two For Flinching River House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso Fri. 7 p.m. Jill Salkin Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo Rossi's Bar & Grill 2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 890-2004 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White Fri. 8:30 p.m. Stand Up Comedy Show feat. Josh Wells, Steve Pocaro, Joe Polizzotti, Erin Wohlberg. $15 Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Wed. 5:30 p.m. Ernie WhiteRusso's Pub & Italian Restaurant 1302 Monmouth Road Mount Holly (609) 261-3277 Fri. 7 p.m. BilcoSadie's Irish Pub 1608 Farragut Avenue Bristol, PA (215) 458-8223 Sat. 7 p.m. SoulShineSandy's Beef & Ale 2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA (2670 852-2333 Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo Mon. 7 p.m. Music BingoSecond Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Wed. 12 p.m. Second "Sin-Aversary"Slim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 Sat. 9 p.m. Pixie Twist Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil Wed. 8 p.m. EarCandySmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 7 p.m. Dan KasselSparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Sat. 9:30 p.m. Jed's Gold Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Quigs Sat. 10:30 p.m. Bonehead Wed. 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve w/ DJ FinnesseSTEM Academy at Chesterfield 100 Saddle Way Chesterfield (609) 400-5090 Fri. 6 p.m. "Parents Night Out" (Drop the kids event)1675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Thurs. 8 p.m. Kings Highway Comedy: 2 Year Anniversary. $20 Fri. 6 p.m. John & JohnTankard Pub 3 Keim Boulevard Burlington (609) 386-5079 Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by The WilliamsboyTara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G Sat. 8:30 p.m. Jason Oliver Acoustic Duo Wed. 8:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve w/ Bent Mushroom Tavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Sat. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Night Benefitting HHS Football Parents Club Hosted by Sean Morton feat. Gary Sharp, Linette Palladino. $35, doors open at 7 p.m., ages 21+ Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke Temperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Neville Esquire Tues. 7 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $40/4 Weeks Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat.Mark Miklos Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Michael MontemurroTGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays Wed. 7 p.m. Paint w/ Priya: "Autumn Splendor on Wine Bottle & Glass. $45 (Includes all materials) TGI Fridays 2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp. (609) 239-486 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia TGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night The Birdhouse Center For The Arts 7 North Main Street Lambertville (215) 681-4660 Sun. 7:30 p.m. Low Lily Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community Orchestra The Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko Fri. (6 p.m.) Joey C's Variety Show feat. Joey C, Robert Caballa, Angelo Capone. $80 (Includes buffett) (8 p.m.) Buzzer Band (Tavern) Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) FM Wed. 9 p.m. The HeartbeatsThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum ChoirThe Cure Insurance Center 81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton (609) 656-3200 Sat. 8 a.m. UCA Norheast Regional Sun. 8 a.m. "Aloha" Trenton ShowdownThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. JB Rocks Sat. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin Sun. 2 p.m. Gerry TimlinThe Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Sat. 9 p.m. Bigg Romeo Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel Wed.8 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve w/ SparePartsThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Wed.7 p.m. Bad Hombres The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant 882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA (215) 942-4000 Fri. 8 p.m. Keep The ChangeThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Slick Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 9:30 p.m. DJ Trey Brown The Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Mojo Channel Sat. 8:30 p.m. Never Enough Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA (215) 968-3859 Fri. 8 p.m. Singer-Songwriters in the Round: The Stories Behind The Songs. Hosted by Daniel S. Bower feat. Brad Hinton, Heather Hurlock, Greg Sover, Joe Montone. Sat. 8 p.m. "Shelly Belly" Michelle Rider Sun. 3 p.m. Lights Out Presents: "The Jersey Beach Boys"The Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio) www.thepenguinrocks.com Mon. - Fri. "Radio Jersey" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki Sun. - Sat. "Classic Jersey" Hosted by Gary Wien Sun. - Sat. "Beyond The Palace" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki Sun. - Sat. "Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio" feat. In My Basement w/ Calls from Kasim Sultan and Danni Steffanetti Sun. - Sat. "From The Basement" Hosted by Mike Marrone Sun. - Sat. "Deuce Radio" Hosted by Matt Barker Sun. - Sat. "Altrok Radio" Hosted by Sean Carolan Sun. - Sat. "Lighty's Corner" Hosted by Gary Wien Sun. - Sat. "The Troubador Show" Hosted by John GodfreyThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo Fri. 8 p.m. East Coast Funk Band Sat. 8 p.m. No Way Out Wed. 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Party w/ ZA Band. $10The Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio Sat. 8 p.m. Keep The Change Wed. 8:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve w/ Mid Life CrisisThe Tavern at Penns Park 2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA (267) 491-5658 Fri. 8 p.m. Tuesday Night Special Wed. 8 p.m. Buzzer BandThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Vadala Fri. 8 p.m. The Grouser Girls. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. 7 p.m. Latin Night feat. DJ David. $10, ages 21+ Sun. 7 p.m. One Night with The Queen. $20The Union House 19 East Union Street Burlington (609) 531-6077 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Mike Montrey Band Trio Sat. 8 p.m. '80s CrushThird State Brewing 352 High Street Burlington (609) 387-1620 Wed. 7 p.m. Timothy JamesTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Fri. 6 p.m. Guinness Personalized Pint Night Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Mon. 6 p.m. Diarmuid MacSuibhne and Kevin McCloskey Annual Anniversary Gig Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk All Shows 21+Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA) Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by SweetsTriple Sun Spirits 126 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-3057 Fri. 8 p.m. Two For Flinching Sat. 8 p.m. John BrennanTriumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location) 400 Union Square New Hope, Pa. (215) 862-8300 Sun. 2 p.m. John ThomasVANEFRANCODANCE 23 Hankins Road Hightstown (609) 635-3572 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18Vault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Matt Richards / Rust (Back Bar) Sat. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman Band Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo Wed. 7 p.m. Tom Trovas TrioVillage Idiot Brewing Company 42 High Street Mount Holly (609) 975-9270 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Billy GarrettWildflowers Inn 2572 Pennington Road Pennington (609) 773-239 Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers Working Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt Sat. 1 p.m. The Williamsboy Sun. 1 p.m. Chris GiakasWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"Zlock Performing Arts Center 275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-846 Fri. 7:30 p.m. Lakecia Benjamin Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.