Combining timeless CCR favorites and Fogerty solo hits, Brad Ford & FORTUNATE SON truly personifies the spirit and grit of America’s Favorite Rock & Roll Band! This show is for all ages and unites classic rock, country, blues, and folk music fans together like no other tribute act can. Every show features the best of both worlds-timeless CCR  classics and legendary Fogerty solo hits. From the swampy blues of BORN ON THE BAYOU & GREEN RIVER, to the country influences of BAD MOON RISING, LODI, & LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR. Rock anthems such as PROUD MARY, CENTERFIELD, WHO”LL STOP THE RAIN, & HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN. All these classics are delivered with the authentic sound, look and feel of John Fogerty. Armed with vintage gear, Rickenbackers, Les Pauls, Fender and “KUSTOM AMPS”, Brad & FORTUNATE SON are "Rockin’ All Over the World" and very proud to be able to entertain our veterans as well as our troops at home and abroad along the way! 



Mike Franceschini (Aka "The Butcher") - Guitar/Vocals


Mike has been playing guitar for over 40 years and has traveled extensively playing in all types of musical groups and organizations. Musical director for SoCal's Legendary Classic Rock Club Band-The International Superstars of Rock (ISOR for short), and Fandango - Americas premier ZZ Top tribute act performing the role of Billy Gibbons. Mike, (The Butcher as he is affectionately called) has been performing alongside Brad Ford as lead guitarist for Fortunate Son since 1998. Mike is not only known as the "KING OF TONE" within the band, he is also one of the top Technicians & Designers of Guitar & Bass Amplifiers in the US!

Brad Ford as John Fogerty - Lead Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica


Brad hails from Los Angeles where he has had an extensive professional music career. Armed with his chameleon voice, he has performed in many tribute shows internationally, starring as Roy Orbison, John Lennon, Jim Morrison, and the 80’s icon Huey Lewis. Brad was a founding member of the successful So. Cal Sixties Tribute: "THE TRIP" and has shared the stage with Classic Rock Legends John Kay, Arthur Lee, The Standells, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Deborah Harry, and the King of "Garage Rock" Sky Saxon. Like John Fogerty, Brad is a Die-Hard Baseball fan too! 

Ron Ota (Aka "The Deacon") - Bass /Vocals


Ron has been laying down the bass for Fortunate Son since 1998. Born and raised in Pasadena CA, Ron is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Alto/Tenor Sax, Trumpet/Valve Trombone/Baritone) and grew up with friends Eddie & Alex Van Halen. "The Deacon" as he is known in band (yes, he is Ordained), started his first rock band in the 4th grade ("20th Century Fox"- after the Doors song) Ron secretly started playing in local bars at the tender age of 18 and was soon arranging charts and playing professionally throughout Southern California and began touring extensively with the area’s top club bands. Ron is very proud to perform (when they can) in a duo act featuring his incredibly gifted daughter Veronica, currently a senior at Tufts University in Boston. Did we mention he is a great DAD?


Dan Murdy (Aka "The Matrixx") - Drums/Percussion


Dan is an LA native and continues to make his home in Los Angeles California. He has been playing the drums for 40 years, 25 years professionally. Dan grew up in a musical family. His Mother a guitarist and singer, his older brother a professional guitarist, his younger brother a singer / song writer and his uncle a professional drummer in New York City so it was no surprise that Dan took to the drums at an early age. Dan played on his first record at the age of 15 and is currently the staff drummer for Back Alley Recording Studio in LA. Dan toured the USA with “Renata” in the 1990'S. His Indie/Alt original band “blueroom” will release they're third album in Nov. 2013. He also performs with “Fandango” and “The International Superstars of Rock"” He is currently endorsed by the SUPERNATURALS Drum Cymbal Company. 


Fortunate Son is the Nation's "Longest Running" 
Tribute Show celebrating the music of
John Fogerty & Creedence Clearwater Revival 


FORTUNATE SON is a tribute band and is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with John Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, or its current or former members.  Product names, logos, brands, and other trademarks featured or referred to within remain property of their respective trademark holders and are used solely for descriptive or identification purposes


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