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John Fogerty proved he's still "ready to play" when he was called on to pinch hit for Fun this weekend at Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road stopover festival date in Saint Augustine, Florida.
After getting a call from the Mumfords' camp Friday with the news that Fun had been forced to cancel after singer Nate Ruess was placed on strict vocal rest, Fogerty quickly hopped a red-eye flight to Florida. He first hooked up with the British quartet The Vaccines, who backed him and his son Shane on on such CCR classics as "Suzie Q," "Down on the Corner" and "Fortunate Son." Later, he returned to the stage with Mumford and Sons for "Bad Moon Rising," Lodi," "Born on the Bayou," "Proud Mary" and his new single, "Mystic Highway."
When it was all over, Fogerty said, "Travel thousands of miles, get a couple hours sleep, rehearse with two killer bands and play for 20,000 awesome fans with one of my personal favorites, Mumford and Sons. Rock and ROLL, oh ya, worth the trip!"
In the just past month, he's also performed with Widespread Panic, Kid Rock and Brad Paisley. On September 28th, he'll sit in with country's Zac Brown Band at their Southern Ground Music and Food Festival in Nashville.