Highmount, NY: * The “soundtrack of a generation” will spring to life when Creedence Clearwater Revisited plays the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m.
Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo, ” the original rhythm section of Creedence Clearwater Revival, will crank up classics like “Proud Mary,” “Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “Fortunate Son,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain” and a string of other hits that helped define an era.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (Stu on bass and Cosmo on drums) from the legendary group, launched the Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform Creedence Clearwater Revival hits that are touchstones of the 1960s and ’70s.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited now performs up to 100 shows a year and released the album “Recollection.” The double live CD features passionate, authoritative version of 22 classic hits and was the result of public demand. Listeners of all ages know every tune as Creedence Clearwater Revisited takes the audience on a remarkable journey through rock-n-roll’s most glorious period.
The reaction to Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s concerts has been astounding. Interestingly, the success has been driven in part by a generation of kids who, as Cosmo says, “weren’t even born when the music came out.”
Stu recalls, “In the beginning Cosmo and I decided that if we could find the musicians that could capture the sound and recreate what the music was about, we’d do it.”
As fans who have experienced a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert can attest, Stu and Cosmo found the right players. Lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao, a powerful tenor with the energy to power songs, initially rose to prominence as lead singer for the band People when their hit “I Love You” bulleted into the top ten. The newest touring member of Creedence Clearwater Revisited is lead guitarist Kurt Griffey.
Stu and Cosmo and their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited add a new chapter to their legacy with vibrant and exhilarating energy and pure American spirit.
– Saturday, July 23: Belleayre Festival Opera Verdi’s “La Traviata”
– Friday, July 29: Belleayre Jazz Club * KJ Denhert offering Urban Folk & Jazz
– Saturday, July 30: Belleayre Jazz Club * Global Noize playing Jazz, World Music& Electronica
– Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.: Belleayre Jazz Club * Young Lion of the Saxophone
Ravi Coltrane Quartet
– Saturday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.: The Music of Miles Davis – Celebrating 50 Years of ‘Kind of Blue’ with Jimmy Cobb’s “So What Band” featuring: Larry Willis, Buster Williams,
Javon Jackson, Vince Herring & Eddie Henderson
– Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m.: Country Music Superstar Clint Black
– Saturday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m.: Five-Time Grammy Winner Mary Chapin Carpenter
– Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. An Evening of Breakout Stars The Punch Brothers
with special guest Jessica Lea Mayfield
Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m.: Genre-busting banjo sensation Bela Fleck & The Flecktones * Original Lineup
Tickets & contact
All shows begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344 or visit: www.belleayremusic.org or e-mail: [email]email@example.com[/email].
For information on where to stay, dine, shop or to simply enjoy the great outdoors when you’re in town for the Belleayre Music Festival, please visit: www.catskillhighpeaks.com , www.ulstertourism.info or www.greatwesterncatskills.com.
Media sponsors for the 2011 season include: WDST Radio, WKZE Radio and Albany.com
Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.
Belleayre Mountain is located in the heart of New York’s Catskill Mountain region. The area is located just off Route 28 and is 37 miles west of Thruway Exit 19 at Kingston; 55 miles southeast of Oneonta on Route 28; 40 miles from the Route 17 exit at Roscoe; and 95 miles southwest of Albany and just two hours north of NYC.