John Fogerty and his three youngest children — dubbed Fogerty's Factory — have posted the latest video of them performing in quarantine. This time out, Fogerty chose his 1997 Blue Moon Swamp favorite “Blueboy,” featuring Fogerty with his sons and bandmates, Shane on guitar, and Tyler on bass, along with daughter, Chelsea on brushes and snare.
Fogerty posted a message to fans on his YouTube page:
We have had so much fun creating these videos. We hope we could bring some joy into your home from ours. These videos were a labor of love, only produced with a few folks with social distancing and masks included! We were able to create these videos without a big production or overdubs straight from our own home.
Fogerty's Factory will be taking a hiatus for a while as one of the band members, Kelsey is off to college! We plan to bring all our fans more in the future. Stay tuned for the announcement and special plans for Fogerty's Factory in the coming month.
With over 50 years worth of classics that have become embodiments of post-war American culture, we asked John Fogerty how he comes to terms with writing the songs we all live by: “Well, I'm very proud of that — and I'm obviously the songwriter — and when you're able to create something from nothing it's very special, it's also quite mystical. Whenever I start up again and start writing, I always have to go through this same process and it's frustrating and anxiety-ridden. Meaning, when you try and start to write then the first stuff you do is really crap. And then you do some more stuff — and it's really crap. But you gotta to keep sitting down as if you've have a day job at this every day and you're doing this job, which is writing songs, for days and days and days — sometimes months.”