John Fogerty will release his new album The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (Rides? Shouldn’t it be “Ride?”) a collection of covers and originals this September 1st. The release will feature new takes on classic Country and Americana tunes originally written by or for Ray Price, Buck Owens, the Everly Brothers and John Prine. The album is Fogerty’s a 36 year conceptual follow-up to 1973’s Blue Ridge Rangers, a post-Creedence solo release of gospel and country covers. That album had him playing all instruments but on this new release he has a powerhouse backing him – including Kenny Arnoff, Herb Pederson, Jodie Kenny, Buddy Miller and more.
The Americana Music Association has announced that mandolin master Sam Bush will receive the Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist award at the 8th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
John Fogerty has not made the same mistake he made last time when he released “The Blue Ridge Rangers”. Instead of playing all the instruments for each song, for “The Blue Rangers Rides Again” he has gotten a great group of musicians together. To find out who they are and more about the new CD check out The Outskirts of Country blog here: countrystandardtime.com/blog/outskirtsofcountry/entry.asp?xid=427.
No it shouldn’t really be ‘ride’ – ‘rides’ is fine as original BRR was one guy: JCF and one guy rides – two guys ride. I thought his playing all the instruments was fine too. We’ll see if BRR2 is as good ………
If you like Fogerty and you like country, this is a must. It sounds great.