John Fogerty Joined on Stage By Six-String Soldiers for Patriotic ‘Fortunate Son’

by Matthew Memrick
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Legendary rocker John Fogerty and the Six-String Soldiers came together to play a patriotic version of Fogerty’s hit, “Fortunate Son.”

Fogerty posted a short clip on his Twitter account, and man, they were rocking pretty well.

John Fogerty and his regular band are at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas this week.

After Friday and Saturday’s show, the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman takes his show back on the road to Scottsdale, Ariz.

His American tour leg finishes on Nov. 23 in Orlando, Fla., before heading to the Netherlands.

John Fogerty told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he was enjoying his time playing in the Nevada city.

“I’ve got such a large repertoire, and I’ll be playing the songs the fans know and also some deeper cuts from albums that were maybe not in the Top 40,” Fogerty said.

Six-String Soldiers Are a Top Talent

The Six-String Soldiers are an Army field band from the nation’s capital. 

The band is currently involved in The U.S. Army Field Band’s latest project, We Stand Ready. Billed as the most followed military music group globally, they perform several times a week on Facebook and YouTube.

In addition to John Fogerty, the band recently worked with Huey Lewis. Lewis is part of the 1980s band Huey Lewis and The News.

The band consists of Officer-In-Charge and Capt. Joel DuBois, along with Master Sgt. Peter Krasulski. Krasulski’s role is element leader for the group.

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Boron strums the guitar while Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Robertson plays bass. Staff Sgt. Joseph Bennett tackles guitar and mandolin duties for the band. All three perform vocals for the group.

Staff Sgt. Renee Bennett plays the fiddle while Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pusztai is the band’s audio engineer. 

John Fogerty’s Charity Concerts

According to Forbes, the 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will play three special concerts on his tour. Other notable bands, Cheap Trick and Foreigner, will headline with Fogerty along with singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina.

These three concerts in Tampa (Nov. 20), Estero (Nov. 21), and Orlando (Nov. 23) will benefit Ft. Myers-based The Charity Pros. This group helps children of frontline and first-responder COVID-19 workers who have died in the line of duty.

The 76-year-old Fogerty said the charity was a worthy cause.

“You find it in your heart to do stuff that helps people,” John Fogerty told Forbes. “It’s as simple as that.”

Megan Maloney, 24, who had COVID-19 herself, co-founded the charity with dad, Bradley. Also of note, Keith Hudson got involved with the charity. Hudson, the father of pop star Katy Perry, said a firefighter friend’s death from COVID was part of his inspiration to get involved. That friend, Tony Christensen, lost his life from the disease after helping evacuate senior citizens from a nursing home.

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