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Legendary sounds of Seger, Fogerty at Weyburn Concert Series show

The Weyburn Concert Series will be bringing an “American Rock Legends” show to the Cugnet Centre stage on Thursday, March 16.

WEYBURN – The Weyburn Concert Series will be bringing an “American Rock Legends” show to the Cugnet Centre stage on Thursday, March 16, with two tribute shows combined into one.

Vancouver-based musician Dan Hare will perform the many hit songs by Bob Seger and John Fogerty in the double show.

In an interview from the West Coast, Hare said they will have a six-piece band on stage, including three guitars and keyboards.

The Weyburn show will be part of a seven-date tour they are doing in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Hare noted he has performed in Weyburn before, as the March Hare Band played at the Weyburn high school reunion held in 2016.

The focus for this concert will be the hit songs produced by the two legends of rock, said Hare. Bob Seger’s set will include such iconic songs as Night Moves, Hollywood Nights and Old-Time Rock’n’Roll.

“The show has classic songs as every song is a hit song,” said Hare, adding one of his personal favourite songs is Main Street, along with Turn the Page.

Similarly, Fogerty’s set will include many familiar tunes from his days with Creedence Clearwater Revival, like Midnight Special and Proud Mary, and from his solo career, Centrefield, considered a theme song for Major League Baseball.

“Everybody has heard these songs so many times, they will be very familiar to everyone,” said Hare, pointing out that Fogerty’s songs “are so heart-felt.”

He has been a professional musician for about 40 years, and for a long time headed up a show band. About a decade ago, he was asked if he could do a tribute show specifically focused on Bob Seger and John Fogerty.

The tribute shows have been very successful, said Hare, noting they’ve played in Edmonton and at Casino Regina about a year ago.

“Growing up in the 60s and 70s, there was lots of great music,” said Hare, noting some of his influences and favourite music came from the likes of the Guess Who, Loverboy, Prism and Bryan Adams, to name a few.

“This will be essentially two shows in one, so they’re trimmed down a bit. There won’t be any filler songs,” he said.

He has seen Fogerty perform twice, and he saw Bob Seger in Vancouver not too long ago.

“They were both born in May of 1945, and they’re only three weeks apart in age,” said Hare.

If any fans of their music hasn’t seen them in concert, this show will bring those songs out the way they sounded when those artists were in their prime, he added, noting that Seger is no longer touring because he can’t sing the songs the way he used to.

“I have a soft spot for the city of Weyburn, and hope people will really enjoy the show,” said Hare.

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