Get your slow ride on with Foghat in Vegas
It’s a bit of a miracle that British classic rock band Foghat has been going for so long. The bluesy rock group first came together in 1971 when co-founders “Lonesome Dave” Peverett, Tony Stevens and Roger Earl left fellow blues-rock band Savoy Brown, and guitarist Rod Price completed the initial lineup. The band they launched has lasted for nearly 50 years now, through numerous lineup changes and the passings of longtime members.
No matter who is in Foghat (original drummer Earl has anchored the lineup for most of the band’s existence), when those first slide-guitar notes of 1975 hit “Slow Ride” come in, audiences are transported to the era of bell bottoms and boogie-rock.
No other Foghat songs had the lasting impact of “Slow Ride,” but the band released a string of popular rockers in the ’70s, including “Drivin’ Wheel” and “Stone Blue,” and its 1977 live album Foghat Live remains its best-selling release. Touring has always been Foghat’s greatest strength, and the current lineup carries on the tradition of expansive live shows, including 10-minute versions of “Slow Ride.” It’s the kind of thing Foghat has been doing for decades, and will likely continue doing as long as audiences remain ready to rock.
Golden Nugget, 8 p.m. March 13, starts at $39 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster