" To call Dan McGuinness a singer, is an understatement!"
" John Fogerty would be proud to hear Dan McGuinness sing his songs " - Evelyn Brown (President of the Clay County Popcorn Festival)
" Blue Moon Swamp certainly has the music nailed! " - The Company Theatre (Norwell, MA)
Anything worth doing is worth doing well, and that's what Blue Moon Swamp is all about. Reproducing the concert experience of an American treasure like John Fogerty is something we take seriously.
Moving seamlessly from songs like 1968's classic "Susie Q" to mid-eighties hit "Centerfield" and brand new music from the much celebrated 2007 release "Revival", Blue Moon Swamp has stunned audiences from coast to coast. It's a lifetime of unforgettable hits in a single night performance.
Led by the amazing vocals of award-winning performer Dan McGuinness, Blue Moon Swamp treats audiences to a powerful, authentic musical journey through, arguably, some of the best American rock & roll ever recorded. McGuinness' remarkable ability to take the best of John Fogerty and make it his own adds incredible depth and richness to the concert experience, making Blue Moon Swamp a dynamic and visually entertaining live event for all audience types.
As a singer, McGuinness has opened up for, sat in or performed with various bands through the years including Pat Benetar, Jerry Jeff Walker, Johnny Hickman of Cracker, Danny Rhodes & The Messengers, Paula Nelson Band, Peter White, Mindi Abair, Bobby Caldwell among others & most notably with Stu Cook & Doug "Cosmo" Clifford of the legendary touring group, Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
From corporate conventions to colleges and clubs, Blue Moon Swamp offers a variety of live/multimedia options to complement your event needs. We look forward to the opportunity of providing you with an unforgettable night of musical entertainment.
Simply put, Blue Moon Swamp is the finest John Fogerty/Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute anywhere!
You will NOT be disappointed!
Dan McGuinness: Lead Singer / Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Pat Keiner: Lead & Rhythm Guitars / Harmonica / Pedal Steel / Mandolin / Dobro
Joe Kunkel: Drums / Percussion
Tim Ottiff: Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals
Early CCR bands: Tommy Fogerty & The Blue Velvets, Pre-Creedence as The Golliwogs, John Fogerty's solo country project - The Blue Ridge Rangers, Creedence Clearwater Revisited (Stu Cook & Doug ' Cosmo ' Clifford's current touring group) and John Fogerty's solo touring show.
Other influences include Elvis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Ricky Nelson, Howlin' Wolf, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Pop Staples, Fats Domino & more.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 180 minutes
Whether you're a fan of the music of John Fogerty or CCR or not, you know the music, period. Either through TV, Radio or Films, these songs have been around over 40 years.
People can expect and experience a high-energy, highly respectable portrayal of the John Fogerty/CCR experience by four of Chicago's top musicians. We not only perform the hits, but we cover other key songs that may or may not have reached Billboard Top-40 status.
We tap into each band members musical talent and express it throughout the 90 minute concert performance. If the particular song being performed needs a harmonica solo, we use the harmonica. (Just as an example). We do what John Fogerty and Creedence do, which is play awesome, timeless songs the right way.
Too many tribute bands, (I.E. other CCR tributes, as few as there are in the US, and even fewer that do it right), we respect the song and the history of that song's version, and give the audience a 100% effort in re-creating that song, LIVE. It's as simple as that.
The versions of the songs are the versions you, the audience member, know the best - not the versions bands make up themselves. We play the signature guitar riffs, the hooks & we re-create the driving rhythm section that made CCR so popular.
We tap into the heart and soul of the song. Anyone can play a guitar solo, but not every guitar player can play the solo the right way. We do just that.
We feel there is no comparison when it comes to this type of tribute.
Available upon request...
Other (specified later)
For technical, artist rider information, stage plots, booking information, travel inquiries, etc ... please feel free to contact us. You can email us right through our website and someone will get back to you very quickly.
Note: Set lists vary from show to show. These can be used as examples of set lists...
Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
Blue Moon Swamp LIVE @ SUMMERFEST - Milwaukee, WI
Miller Lite Oasis Stage
1) Born on the Bayou
2) Hot Rod Heart
3) Down on the Corner
4) Who'll Stop the Rain
5) Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
6) I Heard It Through The Grapevine
7) Hey Tonight
9) Long As I Can See The Light
11) Travelin’ Band
12) Susie Q
13) The Old Man Down The Road
14) Before You Accuse Me
15) Deja Vu (All Over Again) / Sail Away
16) Wrote A Song For Everyone
17) Back Home Again
18) Green River
19) Blue Moon Nights
21) The Midnight Special
22) Run Through the Jungle
23) Lookin' Out My Back Door
24) Bad Moon Rising
25) Proud Mary
26) Fortunate Son
Another LIVE show Set List example...
The Midnight Special
Run Through the Jungle
Hot Rod Heart
Who'll Stop the Rain
Blue Moon Nights
Born on the Bayou
Down on the Corner
Wrote A Song For Everyone
Deja Vu (All Over Again)
Back Home Again
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Before You Accuse Me
It Came Out Of The Sky
Bad Moon Rising
The Old Man Down the Road
Looking Out My Back Door
Past Booked Dates:
10-07-2012 — Clay County Popcorn Festival - Brazil, IN - 3pm
09-01-2012 — Casey Popcorn Festival - Casey, IL - 8pm
08-25-2012 — Bottoms Up Bike Rally & Run - Marmarth, ND
08-24-2012 — Bottoms Up Bike Rally & Run - Marmarth, ND
08-08-2012 — The Ponderosa - Hulett, WY
08-07-2012 — The Ponderosa - Hulett, WY
08-06-2012 — The Ponderosa - Hulett, WY
08-05-2012 — Easyriders Saloon - Sturgis, SD (72nd Annual Sturgis Bike Rally)
08-04-2012 — Easyriders Saloon - Sturgis, SD (72nd Annual Sturgis Bike Rally)
08-03-2012 — Easyriders Saloon - Sturgis, SD (72nd Annual Sturgis Bike Rally)
07-21-2012 — Kewaunee County Fair - Luxemburg, WI
07-20-2012 — Porterfield Cruisin' Oldies Festival - Marinette, WI
07-14-2012 — Itasca Fest - Itasca, IL - 6pm
07-13-2012 — West Chicago Railroad Days - West Chicago, IL
06-28-2012 — Summer Festival - Oglesby, IL
06-22-2012 — Lebowski Fest (Cathedral Square Park) - Milwaukee, WI - 7pm
06-16-2012 — Private Show - Hemet, CA - 7pm
06-14-2012 — Stargazers Theatre - Colorado Springs, CO - 7pm
06-09-2012 — Oneida Family Fun Days - Oneida, WI - 8pm
06-08-2012 — Forest Park Summerfest - Forest Park, IL - 5:30pm
05-19-2012 — Little River Days Festival - Hopkinsville, KY
03-03-2012 — North Star Mohican Casino - Bowler, WI
02-21-2012 — 115 Bourbon Street "Fat Tuesday" - Merrionette Park, IL
01-29-2012 — Private Show - The Seville - Streamwood, IL
01-14-2012 — Company Theatre - Norwell, MA
11-09-2011 — House of Blues Foundation Room - Las Vegas, NV
09-24-2011 — Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival - Camarillo, CA - 6pm
09-09-2011 — Chili-Mania - Edgerton, WI
09-05-2011 — Naperville Last Fling - Naperville, IL
09-04-2011 — Casey Popcorn Festival - Casey, IL
08-27-2011 — Bottoms Up Bike Rally - Bowman, N.D.
08-26-2011 — Bottoms Up Bike Rally - Bowman, N.D.
08-10-2011 — Easyriders Saloon - Sturgis, S.D. (71st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally) 1pm
08-09-2011 — Easyriders Saloon - Sturgis, S.D. (71st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally) 1pm
08-08-2011 — Easyriders Saloon - Sturgis, S.D. (71st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally)
07-29-2011 — Cubby Bear North - Lincolnshire, IL
07-23-2011 — River Rock @ The AMP - Warren, OH
07-10-2011 — Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI - Miller Lite Oasis Stage
07-02-2011 — Hollywood Casino @ Penn Nat'l - Grantville, PA
06-25-2011 — Private Show - Naperville, IL
06-11-2011 — ABATE of N.D. State Bike Rally - Menoken, N.D.
06-10-2011 — ABATE of N.D. State Bike Rally - Menoken, N.D.
05-27-2011 — Neumeier's Rib Room - Fort Smith, AR
04-02-2011 — Cubby Bear North - Lincolnshire, IL
03-26-2011 — Private Show - Arlington, VA
03-08-2011 — 115 Bourbon Street - Merrionette Park, IL "Fat Tuesday"
03-05-2011 — North Star Mohican Casino - Bowler, WI
12-31-2010 — Liberty Theatre - Fort Scott, Kansas
11-06-2010 — Judd Kendall VFW Post - Naperville, IL
10-30-2010 — Hollywood Casino - Grantville, PA
10-08-2010 — Sunshine Music Festival - Hattiesburg, AR
10-02-2010 — Clay County Popcorn Festival - Brazil, IN @ 7:30pm
09-25-2010 — Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival - Camarillo, CA
09-17-2010 — The Historic Portage Theater - Lebowski Fest - Chicago, IL
09-11-2010 — St. Charles Harley Davidson "Dyno Drags" - St. Charles, MO - 1pm
08-19-2010 — The Great Indiana State Fair - Indianapolis, IN (5pm)
08-15-2010 — Seminole Hard Rock Casino - Coconut Creek, FL
08-14-2010 — Seminole Hard Rock Casino - Coconut Creek, FL
08-07-2010 — Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Aug 7 - Aug 13) / Hulett, Wyoming
07-31-2010 — St. Charles Harley Davidson "Dyno Drags" - St. Charles, MO - 6pm
07-17-2010 — Rockin' For The Troops Concert @ Cantigny Park - Wheaton, IL - 4pm
07-15-2010 — Boone County Fair - Boone, IA
07-03-2010 — Summerfest (Miller Oasis Stage) - Milwaukee, WI - 12pm
06-12-2010 — ABATE of North Dakota State Rally - Menoken, N.D. - 7pm
06-11-2010 — ABATE of North Dakota State Rally - Menoken, N.D. - 7pm
06-04-2010 — Rockin' on the River Festival - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
05-19-2010 — US CELLULAR FIELD - Chicago, IL - 5pm
05-08-2010 — Train Days of Kingsville / Kingsville, Texas
04-30-2010 — Durty Nellies - Palatine, IL
04-16-2010 — O'Leary's Pub - Midlothian, IL (14650 Waverly Ave)
02-18-2010 — Durty Nellies - Palatine, IL
02-16-2010 — 115 Bourbon Street (Fat Tuesday) - 3358 W. 115th Street - Merrionette Park, IL 6-8pm
02-09-2010 — Private
01-22-2010 — O'Leary's Pub - Midlothian, IL
10-30-2009 — Private Show / Orland Park, IL
10-03-2009 — Clay County Popcorn Festival / Brazil, IN
CDs For Sale
Blue Diamond Revival (Dan McGuinness)
2006: 13 gigs
2007: 35 gigs
2008: 41 gigs
2009: 30 gigs
2010: 45 gigs
2011: 70 gigs
2012: 15 gigs
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