Enjoy a Campfire Storytelling Session and ‘Green River’ Performance from John Fogerty & His Kids, the ‘Fogerty Factory’


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One of the most entertaining musical developments of the past few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic is the emergence of the Fogerty Factory, the children of John Fogerty who have teamed up with their dad as a family band while at home in isolation.

On Friday, the Fogerty Factory — John Fogerty and children Shane, Kelsy and Tyler — staged their latest video, an outdoor performance of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic “Green River,” from a cozy campfire scene high up in the mountains near their home.

Before the song, John told the story of the tune’s inspiration, culled from memories of the family cabin near Willows, California and his local pharmacy’s soda fountain in El Cerrito that made a drink called “Green River.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a8w1ri_TwM

This intimate, slice-of-life concert series from Fogerty has been a delight ever since it began a few weeks back. And that’s entirely the point of the whole project, you see:

While self-quarantining together the Fogerty Family recreated the cover of Cosmo’s Factory transforming it to Fogerty’s Factory. The family have also taken to their home studio during this isolation to create some music together, The Family Band.

“Bringing a little light from our home to yours. We are having a little family fun together during the pandemic. It’s such a great feeling to be making and playin’ music surrounded by love. We all need to celebrate the life we have and remember how precious it is. I love music, I am listening every day. Makes everything feel better for me. Put the records on, pull out the old guitar, turn the radio up.. and dance to the music!” – John Fogerty

Here’s another one from last week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9v8vtQRRQA

And the Fogerty Factory’s At Home contribution to the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qW2139LKN0

Keep it up, Fogerty family — this is great, great entertainment.


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