John Fogerty is a true American treasure, one of popular music’s all-time greatest singers,
guitar players, and songwriters. His remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito,
California, soon earning massive popular and critical success with the one and only
Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). As the leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive,
groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B,
swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative
After CCR called it quits in 1972, Fogerty embarked on what would prove to be an equally
impressive solo career. Among its many highlights are 1975’s John Fogerty – featuring the
rollicking ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’ – and 1985’s #1 phenomenon, ‘Centerfield.’ With
its trio of timeless hit singles, including ‘The Old Man Down The Road,’
‘Rock And Roll Girls,’ and the irresistible title track, the multi-platinum collection
marked Fogerty’s glorious return to the forefront of modern rock ‘n’ roll.
1997’s ‘Blue Moon Swamp’ earned Fogerty further acclamation, as well as a Grammy Award
for ‘Best Rock Album.’ Among his many other honors are induction in the Rock & Roll Hall
of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the BMI Pop Music Awards’ prestigious ‘BMI Icon,’
and Performance Magazine’s ‘Theater Tour of the Year’ Award. In addition, Fogerty and
‘Centerfield’ were honored during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremonies – the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician
or song as part of the annual ceremonies.
In 2013, Fogerty released ‘Wrote a Song for Everyone,’ a testament to the fact that the
songs written by John Fogerty over the past forty-five years continue to speak in a powerful
way to generations of music makers and music lovers.
Throughout their years on stage, one thing about The Remainders has stayed the same: the
true objective of the band is to provide therapy to a bunch of working stiffs who need to
keep their heads screwed on straight. When you watch The Remainders live, you’ll be looking
at five guys who truly just want to have fun and share their passion for music. The band
consists of Steve Duff on keyboards, Johnny Nielsen taking the lead on guitar, Ed Overholt
slappin’ the bass, Josh Shively banging the drums and Andy Temte carrying lead vocals and
The Remainders have put together a unique playlist composed of modern and classical rock
that spans nearly five decades. Songs by former Freedom Fest acts such as REO Speedwagon,
Styx, and Foreigner are peppered throughout their performance.
The Remainders have been a mainstay of Freedom Fest for nine years running. This year, as
every year, they are donating their performance to the cause, serving a vital role in
raising funds for Veterans’ charities. The band loves to give back to the community, so
Freedom Fest is a perfect fit.