While self-quarantining together the Fogerty Family, featuring John with his sons Shane, Tyler (Hearty Har) and daughter Kelsy, gathered in their home studio to play music together. Wanting to share with their fans, a new video was released each Friday as part of a special YouTube series and the fans loved it, eagerly waiting each week to hear John’s classic songs.
Fogerty explains, “When the world stopped in March due to the pandemic, the news was bleak and scary. We were all unsure of everything we once knew or took for granted. However, it also brought many of us together, we soon found we had time we never had before. Our family wanted to do something that might bring a smile or help others, so Julie suggested we bring music to ease some of the pain we were all feeling. In our family, music has brought us so much joy and we thought we could somehow share that joy in a pure, unscripted form. So, we gathered in our home studio and created music. There were many instruments the kids picked up for the first time, especially Kelsy who had just started playing guitar and even played drums for the first time. She was a senior then and wasn´t able, like so many, to enjoy her last year of high school. This was a wonderful way of connecting with our family and fans through music.”
The audio from these sessions was originally released digitally as an EP that day. But the family didn’t stop there, adding to the collection, nine new tracks have now been mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway, and curated together to form a full album. Full track listing below.
The Family even recreated the classic cover of Cosmo’s Factorytransforming the original idea from 50 years ago into what is now known as, Fogerty’s Factory. Both the original cover as well as the new Fogerty’s Factory cover, were both shot by another family member, Bob Fogerty.