On Thursday evening, my mom, dad and I saw a Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) cover band, presented by the Classic Albums Live Series. The concert was at the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, and the three of us attended the show with a few of my parents’ friends.
Classic Albums Live “takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage, note for note, cut for cut,” in accordance to a specific music group’s work, the Classic Albums Live website explains in a video. So, in other words, the CCR show we saw was the original band’s Chronicles album, played live exactly how it is recorded.
The whole concept of the Classic Albums Live Series really is pretty neat. It’s a way for people to listen to and enjoy live music from some of the biggest groups over the years, some examples being Queen, Elton John, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, The Eagles, and Fleetwood Mac, to name a few.
Huge shoutout to Craig Martin, the founder of Classic Albums Live. I appreciate you and what you’ve done to keep these classic hits alive and well, still in 2019, and here’s hoping your work continues for many more years.
Anyways, back to the concert. Unfortunately, I don’t know the names of the men we saw who covered CCR’s Chronicles album, but they were fantastic. The lead vocalist was absolutely comparable to John Fogerty, and the lead guitarist, bassist, and drummer were equally awesome. They played all four sides of CCR’s Chronicles album, without stopping, and had tremendous energy and stage presence.
If you’re a fan of classic rock, and you enjoy hearing it live, I highly recommend looking into the Classic Albums Live initiative. There is a schedule posted on their website of upcoming shows/artists, and with absolutely affordable pricing, it’s something you might really enjoy.