Due out Friday, November 10th is "Sonic Mojo," the first new album in seven years from Foghat. The veteran band, still led by founding drummer Roger Earl, recorded the 12-song set at the group's headquarters in rural Florida; it was co-produced by Earl and guitarist Bryan Basset and includes three tracks, including the first single "She's a Little Bit of Everything," co-written with Kim Simmonds, the late Savoy Brown leader who gave Earl his start in that band. Earl tells us that fans of Foghat hits such as "Slow Ride" and "Fool For the City" will find plenty of familiarity on "Sonic Mojo:"
"That's what this band's all about — blues, rock 'n' roll, maybe a little country thrown in the side for good measure. That's what I grew up listening to. That's the reason I became a drummer." SOUNDCUE:17 OC: I became a drummer.
In addition to Earl and Bassett the current Foghat lineup includes singer-guitarist Scott Holt and bassist Rodney O'Quinn.
"Sonic Mojo" also includes covers of Willie Dixon's "Let Me Love You Baby," Howlin' Wolf's "How many More Years," Rodney Crowell's "Song For Life," B.B. King's "She's Dynamite" and Chuck Berry's "Promised Land"
Earl formed Foghat after he "Lonesome" Dave Peverett and Tony Stevens after the three left Savoy Brown in 1970. Peverett died in 2000 while original lead guitarist Rod Price passed away in 2005. Stevens left Foghat for good in 2005 after two tenures in the band.
Foghat celebrates "Sonic Mojo'" release with a special concert on Sunday, November 10th, at the Iridium in New York City.