John Fogerty guests on, writes theme for Fox TV show 'The Finder'
Rocker John Fogerty is not only providing an original song, “Swamp Water,” for the theme of the new Fox TV series “The Finder,” but the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman is also making a guest appearance on the series’ debut Thursday night.
The series is from “Bones” creator Hart Hanson, who also is a longtime Fogerty fan. In the episode, Fogerty appears as himself, making his acting debut. His guitar is stolen and returned to him by the show’s protagonist (played by Geoff Stults), an Iraq war veteran who uses his uncanny ability to find things in his new career as a detective.
Fogerty also plays a raw version of one of Creedence’s signature hits, “Fortunate Son,” which Hanson describes as “one of my favorite songs of all time,” adding, “My production company would have been called ‘Fortunate Son Productions,’ but somebody beat me to it.
“When he sang and played on ‘The Finder’ set, we all stood in awed silence and grinned at each other,” Hanson said.
The show will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time. Following Thursday’s episode, the stripped-down version of “Fortunate Son” will be available as a free download for one week on Fogerty’s website.
-- Randy Lewis
Photo of John Fogerty durring a 2004 performance at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times.