'Born on the Bayou' tribute comes upriverA tribute to one of the biggest bands in rock ’n roll history comes to the Zumbrota State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 17 when Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks perform “Born on the Bayou: A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival.”
A tribute to one of the biggest bands in rock ’n roll history comes to the Zumbrota State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 17 when Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks perform “Born on the Bayou: A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival.”
Audiences not only will hear the hits “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and “Down on the Corner,” but will be treated to a “blast from the past” show experience.
Behind the music is a story, the makings for a “rockumentary” that includes vintage footage and brief narration.
The show starts with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s formation and rise to fame, peaking in 1969 to 1970, troubles between brothers John and Tom Fogerty, the decline and eventually leading to the end of the band.
Slides of the band, from the anti-war songs period to footage of the Vietnam police action, add context to the music. The presentation includes some little-known facts about the band.
The Throwbacks include Ploof, brother Jason Ploof and father Dan Ploof. They have performed other rockumentaries including “Dylan: Under the Covers,” and “Running Down a Dream: The Tom Petty Story.”
They have shared the stage with the likes of Soul Asylum, Bobby Vee, Joan Jett and Jessie Lang.
Creedence Clearwater Revival consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother and rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford.
While the band members originated from the San Francisco Bay Area, they played music that traveled from country rock to swamp rock, emphasizing Southern themes and styles.
The band has sold 26 million albums in the United States alone and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. On Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest artists of all time, they are listed as number 82.
Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 day of show. To reserve tickets, call 507-732-7616 or stop at 320 East Ave., Zumbrota. Visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com.
Who: Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 17
Where: Zumbrota State Theatre, 88 E. Fourth St.
Cost: $22 in advance, $25 at the door
More info: 507-732-7616 or visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com