Family Folk Chorale sings Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fifty years ago Creedence Clearwater Revival was the hottest selling band in the world, supplanting even the Beatles in 1969 and becoming one of the most beloved bands in the history of rock. CCR was powered by their lead guitarist and Grammy winning songwriter John Fogerty, a master of infectious melodies, powerful song structuring and evocative lyrics. Join us for a lively and inspiring afternoon to celebrate the music of CCR, which helped anchor the peace movement and won fans across generations. Sing, clap and dance along with us to the familiar sounds of Proud Mary, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Don’t You Wish It Was True, Midnight Special, Down on the Corner, Fortunate Son, and many more. Bruce Springsteen described Fogerty creating “a world of childhood memory...a landscape of swamps, bayous, endless rivers...back porches, hound dogs chasing ghosts, and bad moon rising straight out of the blues tradition.” With a series of albums chock-full of hit songs, Creedence virtually owned the US Billboard Top 40 in ‘69 and the early 70s. Family Folk Chorale is the Boston area’s premier intergenerational chorus, led by award-winning Artistic Director Chris Eastburn and backed by some of Boston’s most versatile musicians, including Gary Backstrom on guitars; Jonah Backstrom on drums; Paul Hatem on guitar; and Quinn Eastburn on fiddle and keyboard. Family Folk Chorale concerts are described by audience members as a musical ‘experience’ or ‘happening’ that hails to a time when live music was part of the daily fabric of home and community. These concerts are perfect for people of all ages – we provide lyrics, opportunities to sing and dance along, refreshments, and a floor seating area up front for young children. The historic Arlington Town Hall is easily accessible by MBTA bus #77 from Harvard Square, or you’ll find plenty of free, on-street and public lot parking on Sundays. Walk to dinner after the concert at one of Arlington Center’s eateries and cafes. Tickets $15 (child $12) available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/ol/4396673 To be notified of upcoming concerts, join our mailing list or like us on Facebook.