Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players

Dave Grohl SXSWThe second night of SXSW had perhaps the biggest thrill of my live music-attending career. This years keynote speaker, Dave Grohl, took to the stage at Stubb’s with his new project Sound City. This group of Grohl’s “heroes” was brought together when the Foo Fighter was making his documentary about the Sound City recording studio where so many legendary musicians recorded.

Although the set was filled with too many legends to name, the aforementioned thrill came at the end. For the last handful of songs, Grohl brought onstage the one and only John Fogerty. For several reasons, including that he wasn’t legally allowed to play his own songs at one time, I can honestly say I never thought I’d see Fogerty tearing through “Born On The Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and “Proud Mary” live. Nevermind the fact that he was backed by members of Nirvana. The closed out the set with what has to be the most goosebump-inducing version of “Fortunate Son” ever done. Thanks, Dave Grohl!

By Bentley J. Holt

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