CHARLIE HUHN (FOGHAT, EX-TED NUGENT): “Whenever [ROGER EARL] Starts Playing, [I] Just Feel Like Creating”

Photo: Elijah Shark

Live at 50

If you only know Foghat for “Slow Ride,” then you are doing yourself a disservice. Foghat’s career spans 50 years, 17 studio albums, multiple live releases, and thousands of live performances. The membership might have changed over the years, but Foghat’s signature bluesy guitar-driven Rock hasn’t. Drummer Roger Earl has been there from the beginning and recruited vocalist/guitarist Charlie Huhn in 2000, shortly after the passing original Foghat front man Dave Peverett. Huhn has had a decorated career with such acts as Ted Nugent, Victory, Axel Rudi Pell, and Humble Pie.

Huhn’s studio work with Foghat, 2010’s Last Train Home and 2016’s Under The Influence, are hidden gems in both the band’s and Charlie’s career. On July 16, 2021, to celebrate their 50th anniversary, Foghat are gearing up to release the 2CD/DVD set 8 Days on the Road. The set was recorded on November 17, 2019 at Daryl’s House Club in Pawling, NY. The intimate setting makes for a warm and inviting experience for the listener. I had the chance to speak with Charlie Huhn ahead of the album’s release.

Highlights Include

  • Discussion of the new live CD/DVD set 8 Days on the Road
  • The difficulties of crafting a setlist with 50 years of material
  • Why Foghat covers “Play That Funky Music” on this set
  • Does Charlie still keep in touch with Ted Nugent
  • Working on the 1st Axel Rudi Pell album Wild Obsession
  • Why his 1989 Deadringer project with Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper Band), and Joe Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult) didn’t work out
  • How far into the new Foghat album is the band
  • Is everyone involved in the songwriting?
  • What famous band offered Charlie a gig, but he passed on it
  • … and much, much more!

Foghat is

Roger Earl – Drums
Bryan Bassett – Lead Guitar
Charlie Huhn – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Rodney O’Quinn – Bass


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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  1. I remember JOHN LENNON playing DJ and loving it,Scot Minor, Alison Steele, the Night bird

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