Craig MacGregor (Foghat)

 

 

Said the late, great Craig MacGregor “I guess I started playing music when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I began with piano, tried trumpet and then moved on to drums. I stuck with that for about three years, but I wanted to be out front, so I took up the bass. It was the best of both worlds. I played in some local Connecticut bands that did pretty well. One in particular, Swan, turned out some great players. Like Bobbi Torrello and Joe Kelly who went on to play with Johnny Winter and Ike and Tina Turner. We toured the country and had a great time. Then in ’75 I joined up with Foghat and I’ve been rockin on and off with them since then. Playing in a great rhythm section just can’t be beat, because you gotta capture the groove, or nothing else counts. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have achieved a wide range of styles and capabilities. I’ve been fortunate enough to work fairly extensively with some of the world’s best players covering a range of styles including blues, rock, country and R&B.” Courtesy of Foghat Com

 

 

He joined the mighty Foghat in ’75 and waxed six slabs with the band, then split, then came back, then split again, then rejoined until his passing in 2018.

 

 

Craig MacGregor was a exemplary groove player with a rhythm & blues disposition who plied his craft on a trad Fender Jazz, working the pocket for one of rock’s classic workhorse ensembles. 

 

 

Craig MacGregor Sound & Vision…

“Slow Ride” https://youtu.be/T4287tw_dwk