Sawyer Fredericks Is “The Voice”!

May 19th, 2015, 11:15 pm by Greg

And the winner is… yes, the Local 518’s own Sawyer Fredericks.

“The Voice” is over for another season, and the 16-year-old Fultonville farmboy emerged as the big winner on Tuesday night’s final results show.

It wasn’t too much of a surprise, as Fredericks has been the clear front-runner right from his blind audition rendition of “Man of Constant Sorrow,” which earned him a four-chair turn.

On Tuesday night’s show, Fredericks duetted with John Fogerty on a medley of Creedence Clearwater revival hits. And while it seemed as though Fredericks microphone wasn’t cranked to the same volume level as Fogerty’s, the live performance didn’t affect in the final decision, as voting had closed earlier in the day at 12noon.

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LIVE: John Fogerty @ the Times Union Center, 11/10/13

November 15th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg
(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Review by Kirsten Ferguson
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk and Martin Benjamin

There was a hefty amount of nostalgia running through John Fogerty’s marathon concert at the Times Union Center on Sunday night. Before the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman came on stage for the two-hour-plus show, a backdrop screen displayed a montage of video clips and photographs from the ‘60s and ‘70s: flyers from sold-out CCR gigs and old interviews with Fogerty wearing various shades of flannel plaid and a mop of brown hair.

He hasn’t changed much since then: same hair, same flannel.

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Springsteen in Saugerties on Sunday?

September 9th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Greg

Well, yes.

But it’s Jessica Springsteen, the Boss’ daughter, not Bruce himself.

You see, hitmaker John Fogerty is performing in concert at Saugerties’ HITS-On-the-Hudson at 5pm Sunday, and “HITS” stands for “Horse Shows In The Sun.” And the $50 general admission ticket to see Fogerty also allows the ticketholder free admission to the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix Horse Show, which begins at 1:30pm at the same venue.

Jessica Springsteen is apparently a longtime equestrian enthusiast who will be riding and competing in the horse show.

The Fogerty concert is being co-promoted by the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie. And in an email to The Poughkeepsie Journal this week, Bardavon executive director Chris Silva wrote, “Bruce Springsteen has appeared onstage with John Fogerty on a number of occasions in recent years. So your $50 general admission festival seating ticket will not only get you entry to both the equestrian events and the John Fogerty concert, but it MAY even include a glimpse or a tune or two from The Boss himself. No promises, but anything is possible.”

Hmmmmm… Do we smell a jam session? Or just a desperate marketing ploy?

Gates open for the horse show at 12noon. Gates open for the concert at 4:15pm. General admission tickets are $50 with proceeds to benefit the Family of Woodstock.

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