A COVID-19 SERIAL MEMOIR
In the weeks to come, for as long as we are observing physical distancing and all that entails, I'll be sharing stories of our meeting, courtship, and life together. A new story will be posted every Saturday.
In the past some of you have thanked me for sharing my stories, and you have called me generous. But it's not a selfless act on my part - a memory is just a memory while it's in your head. When you share it, it becomes a story. A well-told story becomes an experience, and an experience is real.
So thank you in advance for helping to breathe life back into our story.
Be well, stay safe,
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LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL CD & COLLECTOR'S EDITION LP
We're so gratified by the amazing response to this wonderful recording of Dan shining, as he did, while performing solo in front of a live audience. Thank you to those of you who have written to us about your love of the CD set, and those who have posted such glowing reviews online.
GARTH BROOKS, EAGLES, ZAC BROWN BAND & MORE HONOR DAN FOGELBERG ON NEW TRIBUTE ALBUM
"Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Zac Brown Band, the late Donna Summer and Eagles are among the artists contributing to A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg, a long-gestating encomium to the singer-songwriter.
Fogelberg’s widow, Jean, produced the album, along with producer Norbert Putnam, Irving Azoff and Chuck Morris, all of whom played seminal roles in Fogelberg’s career. Fogelberg died 10 years ago from prostate cancer.
Among the highlights are Brooks’ muscular, robust version of “Phoenix” and Summer’s gorgeous version of “Netherlands,” which features her singing over the original lush orchestrations. Train and Michael McDonald reinvent “Same Old Lang Syne” and “Better Change,” respectively, while Zac Brown Band turns in an emotionally charged live take on “Leader of the Band” and Gill and Grant reimagine “Longer” as a sweet duet.
The album comes during a resurgence in Fogelberg and his music. In September, Part of the Plan, a musical based on Fogelberg’s songs, opened at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to strong reviews."
DAN FOGELBERG TRIBUTE ALBUM:
GARTH BROOKS, ZAC BROWN HONOR LATE SINGER
On 10th anniversary of his death, Eagles, Vince Gill and more pay homage to influential artist on new LP
“I always thought my music had to be flawless,” Garth Brooks told the Boston Globe in 1991. “One of my biggest influences was [Dan] Fogelberg, and if you ever listen to his stuff, it’s particularly flawless – all the harmonies are perfect.”
"Dan Fogelberg’s legacy was, without a doubt, bolstered by Brooks’ endorsement, but the singer-songwriter best known for such mellow pop hits as “Hard to Say,” “Longer” and “Leader of the Band,” as well as harder-edged rockers including “Part of the Plan,” “Phoenix” and “As the Raven Flies,” had long been an influence on country music, having emerged from California’s country-rock scene in the Seventies, which gave rise to the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and more. Fogelberg was just 56 years old when he died after a battle with prostate cancer, at his Deer Isle, Maine, home, on December 16th, 2007, 10 years ago this Saturday. But several important projects, long in the making, continue to celebrate his artistry and influence.
Although it took almost a decade to come to fruition, the singer’s widow, Jean Fogelberg, organized a CD tribute to her late husband, with Brooks the first to be contacted and the first to commit to the project. Acclaimed producer-musician Norbert Putnam, whose work with Fogelberg includes his 1972 debut LP, Home Free, recorded in Nashville, is among the producers on A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg, released last month. On it, the tunesmith’s songs are interpreted by Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood (“Phoenix”), Vince Gill and Amy Grant (“Longer”), Zac Brown (“Leader of the Band”), Jimmy Buffett (“There’s a Place in the World for a Gambler”), Michael McDonald (“Better Change”), Alabama’s Randy Owen (“Sutter’s Mill),” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (joined by Richie Furay on “Run for the Roses”) and more. Perhaps most poignantly, two of the artists involved, Donna Summer and Dobie Gray, have also died since recording their contributions to the remarkable collection, which merely hints at the depth and breadth of Fogelberg’s lyrical and melodic gifts.
- Rolling Stone
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY TRIBUTE CONCERT
August 13, 2017
"The Rocky Mountain Way
20,000 fans jammed the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre near Denver, Colorado to pay tribute to Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh and Barnstorm, and James William Guercio. Joe Walsh and Barnstorm reunite for a special one-time only performance, and Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Johnnyswim, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others pay a musical tribute to the late Dan Fogelberg."
- AXS TV Concerts
THE "DEAR DAN" LETTERS
After the cancer diagnosis, thousands of fans wrote to Dan with their good wishes and stories of how his music had touched their lives.
Here are some of Dan's favorite recipes, as he wrote them. These were created for his quick reference, so some of the ingredients don't have a measurement noted - Dan used a pinch of that and a dash of this, and that's just how he rolled. The results were always delicious.
January 16, 2018
PART OF THE PLAN SWEEPS AWARDS
Part of the Plan SWEPT ALL MAJOR CATEGORIES of the Broadway World Regional Awards:
BEST ORIGINAL/NEW WORK
Best Actor in a Musical (Harley Jay)
Best Actress in a Musical (Kate Morgan Chadwick)
Best Choreographer (Lynne Taylor-Corbett)
Best Costume Design (Loren Shaw)
Best Director in a Musical (Lynne Taylor Corbett)
Best Ensemble Performance in a Musical (Part of the Plan)
Best Featured Actor in a Musical (J.T. Hodges)
Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Jayme Lake)
Best Lighting Design (Jason Kantrowitz)
Best Musical Direction (Stephen Kummer)
Best Set Design (Jason Sherwood)
Best Sound Design (Josh Liebert)
Best Younger Actor (Wyatt Rogers)
Please sign our petition to have Dan inducted into the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.