CCR revival band at Peterson Auditorium

September 17, 2013

LUDINGTON – West Shore Community College’s Performing Arts Series will present “Blue Moon Swamp,” a high-voltage John Fogerty and Credence Clearwater Revival tribute on Fri., Sept. 27, at Peterson Auditorium in Ludington.  The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are now available.

Lead singer Dan McGuiness, who does dead-on vocal renditions of all of Fogarty’s great songs, says that, “Anything worth doing is worth doing well, and that’s what ‘Blue Moon Swamp’ is all about. Reproducing the concert experience of an American treasure like John Fogerty is something we take seriously.”

The band continues to perform in new areas all over the country to great acclaim, states Dr. Rick Plummer, director of the WSCC arts series.  “This concert is going to sell out quickly and it will be one great evening that area audiences of all ages will remember for years to come,” he adds.

Moving seamlessly from songs like 1968’s classic “Susie Q” and “Bad Moon Rising” to mid-80s hit “Centerfield” and brand new music from the much celebrated 2007 release “Revival,” “Blue Moon Swamp” has stunned audiences from coast to coast. It’s a lifetime of unforgettable hits in a single night performance.

“’Blue Moon Swamp’” treats audiences to a powerful, authentic musical journey through, arguably, some of the best American rock & roll ever recorded,” says Ted Malt, WSCC Associate Professor of Music.

Audiences and critics alike have commented on McGuinness’ remarkable ability to take the best of John Fogerty and make it his own, adding incredible depth and richness to the “Blue Moon Swamp” CCR tribute concert experience.  Emulating the vocals of Fogerty and his distinct guitar work, performed by Pat Keiner, is only part of what made CCR so powerful and extraordinary. Having the right players to pull off the Hall of Fame rhythm section is just as important, McGuiness says.

Complimented by the solid and powerful drumming of Joe Kunkel performing the historic drumming backbone of Doug “Cosmo” Clifford is equally significant. Bassist Mike McKeehan from Cincinnati, Ohio, tackles the other half of the rhythm section playing the legendary Stu Cook bass parts. McGuinness has fun and takes great pride each and every night in taking a page out of rhythm guitar player Tom Fogerty’s book by saying, “He was one of the greatest rock & roll rhythm guitar players ever, period.”

To call Dan McGuinness a singer is an understatement. Dan’s voice harkens a listener’s memory back to a time when “Blue Eyed Soul” ruled the radio. Full and powerful, Dan’s voice can go from edgy and rough to soft and delicate in an instant. His incredible range and perfect pitch are complimented by his expert technique and his soft touch.

A childhood fan of John Fogerty and CCR, Dan grew up listening to every album and bootleg he could get his hands on. His interpretation and delivery of the songs are right on the mark and he consistently wows audiences with his live performances.

As a singer, McGuinness has opened up for, sat in, or performed with various bands through the years including Pat Benetar, Jerry Jeff Walker, Johnny Hickman of Cracker, Danny Rhodes & The Messengers, Paula Nelson Band, Peter White, Mindi Abair, Bobby Caldwell among others & most notably with Stu Cook & Doug “Cosmo” Clifford of the legendary touring group, Credence Clearwater Revisited.  Dan has won Chicagoland’s “2010 Suburban NiteLife’s Best-of-the-Burbs ‘Best Acoustic Solo Performer’” award” for 2010. It was his second time winning the award, having first won it in 2007.

Pat Keiner sings vocals and plays lead guitar, harmonica, pedal steel, and mandolin in “Blue Moon Swamp.”  He began playing guitar in the late 80’s. His favorite guitar sounds come straight out of 50’s and 60’s rock and roll, country and jazz. Throughout the years, Pat has adopted the role of “the sideman” by mastering several stringed instruments and providing as many textures as he can to whatever the musical situation requires.

Today, Keiner is a much sought after session/live performer because of his unique ability to contribute to any musical style at a high level. Though simple and to the point, Pat’s playing is elegant and sophisticated in its delivery, endearing him to musicians and fans alike. His delivery and interpretation of John Fogerty’s distinct lead guitar work is a perfect match during the live shows, all while including many of his own influences when necessary.

Keiner has played all over the country with various bands including: Grand Avenue Big Band, Gigglewater, Savage Henry and Seven Day Run. He has shared the stage with various artists such as Charlie Louvin, Toots and the Maytals, Styx, James Intveld, Fall Out Boy, The Derailers, The Lovehammers, Rachel Yamagata, Luce, Dishwalla and more while also involved with an original heartbreakin’, slapstick country band.

Tickets for concert may be reserved by calling the box office at 843-5507, or by going online atwww.westshore.edu.

For additional information on this concert, or any of the upcoming 2013-14 WSCC Performing Arts Series events, call Plummer at 843-5928, or email him at [email protected].

 

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