Fogerty Fest Finland 2001
Almost 1000 fans celebrated the 56th Anniversary of John Fogerty in
Almost one thousand fans from Finland and Europe gathered together at
Club Feenix, Turku, Finland, to celebrate the 56th anniversary of
Creedence hits and rarities
The main concert of the 3rd Annual Fogerty Fest Finland provided
an extreme rock and roll show by Cajun Cowboys in the fine John
They played three 45-minute sets, starting with "Born On The Bayou" and
"Sweet Hitchhiker" at the midnight and finishing exhausted as late as 3AM
when the sun already begin to rise in Finland.
The rarely heard gems of their set list included "Almost Saturday
Night", "Before You Accuse Me", "Molina" and the immortal "I Saw It On
The surprise quest artist, Mr. Michael Monroe (http://www.michaelmonroe.com/) of
the former Hanoi Rocks band who covered "Up Around The Bend" in
1984, stepped on the stage during the latter part of the second set. With
the Cajuns and the fantastic crowd, he sang a chapter of the most rocking
part of the Creedence catalogue, including "Hey Tonight", "Up Around The
Bend", and "Travelin' Band".
Cajun Cowboys played loud and clear. Bass player Pasi and
drummer Peik comprised a reliable rhythm section and the guitarist
Vito and the vocalist Jaska with his soulful voice
("Midnight Special") were more on the front.
Before Cajun Cowboys took the stage the audience enjoyed the
accoustic warm up by the Swamp Duo, ie. Kari Huovinen (http://come.to/commotion/) and Esa
The most interesting rendition of their set list was "Feelin' Blue" which
is rarely performed by anybody. "A Hundred And Ten In The Shade" was
The concert also featured exotic "Down On The Corner" played with
kazoos by the Great Kazoo Combo.
Finnish John Fogerty Super Weekend
The Finnish John Fogerty Super Weekend also featured a rare
concert by the Bad Moon Rising Band on their home crowd in Forssa,
Vanaja Diesel (http://drive.to/Vanaja) in Kokkola and
Kopot & Risat in Oulu.
Fogerty Fest Finland was largely covered by the newspapers and radio.
Radio 100 (http://www.sata.fi/),
the best FM broadcaster in Turku, devoted the whole day for Creedence
Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty.