The music of Creedence Clearwater Revival will be front and center when The Fortunate Sons take The Talent Factory stage on March 2 in Nevada.
Jeff Philippe, manager and member of The Fortunate Sons, said the Chicago-based band uses vintage gear and instruments, accurate costuming and spot-on musicality to conjure Creedence Clearwater Revival in its prime.
“Youthful energy and great attention to detail bring this show to the top-tier of any tribute you’ll see,” Philippe said. “We’re set on recreating exactly the kind of thing you would’ve seen at Woodstock 50 years ago.”
This is a special year for The Fortunate Sons, as 2019 marks its 10th anniversary as a band and also marks the 50th anniversary of CCR’s performance at the legendary Woodstock festival.
Favorites like “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Green River,” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain?” and “Suzie Q” will be part of the performance that features band members: Eric O’Daly as John Fogerty, lead vocalist and guitar; Danny Cohen as Tom Fogerty, guitar and keyboards; Steve Schuster as Stu Cook, bass; and Philippe as Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, drums.
This will be The Fortunate Sons’ first time performing at The Talent Factory, but not their first time in Iowa. In fact, Philippe said, “We’ve been playing more in Iowa in recent years in Dubuque and Des Moines. We even played at the giant A.B.A.T.E. biker festival last summer in front of 50,000 people. Iowa seems to love Creedence.”
Wanting to keep their Iowa momentum going, Philippe said the group reached out to Larry Sloan, owner of The Talent Factory. “We’re very excited to be working with him.”
Sloan has reported recently that tribute bands are becoming a huge draw for his venue in Nevada. Just take a look at upcoming shows on The Talent Factory Facebook page or website: www.iowatalentfactory.com. From legendary country singers to pop stars like the Carpenters to rock bands like AC/DC, there are a vast variety of tribute artists coming into Nevada.
Philippe said when The Fortunate Sons band gets together, “it’s all about The Fortunate Sons getting Creedence right for the people.” He said those attending the show will see the band’s swampy stomp and Fogerty’s soaring vocals restored to former glory. “It’s impossible to stay in your seat when you hear hit song after hit song,” he said.
The Fortunate Sons completed its first 46-date tour of Europe in 2018, and the show was such a hit that Philippe said they are due back for another 90-date run this coming fall and into 2020. “Playing that much overseas allows less opportunity for us to play here (in the States), so this may be your last chance to see us for some time. Get your tickets now,” he said.
Ticket information for The Fortunate Sons’ 7 p.m. show on Saturday, March 2, can be found on The Talent Factory’s Facebook page or online at www.iowatalentfactory.com. For more information, call The Talent Factory at 515-382-0085 or message them on Facebook.