August 13, 2022
Today we honor Dan on what would have been his 71st trip around the sun.
I follow footprints in the sand to a circle of stone
Find a fire burning bright 'though I came here alone
And in the play of shadows cast I can dimly discern
The shapes of all who've gone before calling me to return
There are no names that fit these faces
There are no lines that can define these ancient spaces
The spirits dance across the ages
And melt into a river of souls
~ from "River of Souls" by Dan Fogelberg
Here's Dan reminiscing about touring for The Wild Places with a great band, and how they coped when their opening act dropped out.
Interview recorded at home in Maine during the winter of 2004/2005
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.
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January 16, 2018
PART OF THE PLAN SWEEPS AWARDS
Part of the Plan SWEPT ALL MAJOR CATEGORIES at the
Broadway World Regional Awards
BEST ORIGINAL/NEW WORK
Best Actor in a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical
Kate Morgan Chadwick
Best Costume Design
Best Director in a Musical
Lynne Taylor Corbett
Best Ensemble Performance in a Musical
Part of the Plan
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Best Lighting Design
Best Musical Direction
Best Set Design
Best Sound Design
Best Younger Actor