‘Down on the Corner’ brings CCR sound to Prescott

Mike Yarema

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Mike Yarema


What: Down on the Corner

Where: Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott

When: Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

Admission: $22 to $25

Contact: 928-777-1370

Online: PrescottElksTheater.com

Creedence Clearwater Revival recorded together for just five years, from 1967 to 1972, but the band has sold nearly 25 million albums in the U.S. alone.

CCR, known for its performance at 1969’s Woodstock festival, was once named the “best band in the world” by an industry magazine.

But, like so many bands of their time, a combination of a deal the CCR felt was unfairly tipped in the record company’s favor and the fact that lead singer John Fogerty resented the other band members’ desire to have more creative control, led to the demise of Creedence.

CCR was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, but Fogerty didn’t participate in the ceremony.

If you were a big CCR fan back in the day, or if you still listen to “Born on the Bayou,” you’re in luck, because tribute band Down on the Corner is bringing the swamp rock/roots rock/blues rock Creedence sound to The Elks theatre tonight, Friday, May 19.

Vocalist Mike Yarema heads up the band, backed up by Mike Hebert, Joen June, Adam Ackerman, and Mike Blommer.

They play all the hits you might expect: “Born on the Bayou,” “Fortunate Son,” “Proud Mary,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Green River,” and more.

And remember, “Proud Mary” is a Creedence Clearwater Revival song, not a Tina Turner song.