2021 – ?

Revisiting Creedence

As it was becoming clear that Creedence Clearwater Revival founding members, Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford were considering putting their Creedence Clearwater Revisited project to bed following 25+ years of touring, my longtime friend and CCR guitarist, Kurt Griffey, asked me if I might be interested in continuing to work with him and CCR’s lead singer, Dan McGuinness on a new project that would continue the tradition of honoring CCR’s incredible catalog and legacy.

After having filled in for Cosmo on and off from 2013 – 2019, including almost all of 2015, I was well familiar with the material and Kurt, Dan and I were among a small group of people to have actually performed it with original members of Creedence Clearwater Revival, so it made sense to form a new band around that.

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Kurt Griffey, Ron Wikso, and Dan McGuinness - onstage at Atlanta Falcons Pregame Show

Ron Wikso Onstage with the Revisiting Creedence – (L-R) Kurt Griffey, Ron Wikso, and Dan McGuinness (out of frame – Mat Scarpelli)


Revisiting Creedence 2024 – (L-R) Mat Scarpelli, Kurt Griffey, Ron Wikso, and Dan McGuinness.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited played their last shows in February of 2020, in Mexico. However, I had been booked to play several shows in South America with the band, in April of 2020. These were shows that had been rescheduled due to political unrest in Chile, but by the time these rescheduled shows were going to be put on, Cosmo had other obligations and I suppose, felt they’d done their farewell and really just didn’t want to make that long trip again, so I was asked to do them, as I had done on many occasions prior to that.

And then the Coronavirus hit. The South America shows were rescheduled yet again, this time for December of 2020. Ultimately though, they never took place at all, unfortunately.

In the meantime, we’d discussed forming Revisiting Creedence and starting to book dates but of course, that, too, was put on hold due to the Coronavirus.

Finally, in 2021, as shows were starting to happen again, we were able to begin working with the new band. Woohoo!

I recommended my old pal, Mick Mahan, from Pat Benatar’s band, to play bass and we did our first show in June, 2020, at the Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival, near New Orleans, LA.

After that, we played Sturgis, followed by shows in Kentucky, Wisconsin, and a really fun show at Mercedes Benz Stadium, in Atlanta, GA, right before an Atlanta Falcons game, which we then got to watch from one of the luxury suites.

Eventually, Mick had to go back out with Pat Benatar so big kudos to our pal, Mat Scarpelli, who has taken over for Mick since the shows in Wisconsin and Atlanta, and on into 2024.

I have also had other obligations playing with the Steve Miller Band, but the guys have been very gracious when I’ve had conflicts in the schedule and I’ve been able to get some great players to fill in for me when I couldn’t make it, including the great Liberty Devitto (from Billy Joel’s band), Tony Pia (Doobie Brothers, Pat Benatar), Tommy Taylor (Christopher Cross, Eric Johnson) and Mat’s brother, Jon Scarpelli.

We’re looking forward to booking more shows and I’ll post them here as they’re confirmed. Hope to see you out on the road!

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2024 Tour Dates

Revisiting Creedence

Bowling Green, KY
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
Metairie, LA
Family Gras 2024
Annapolis, MD
Maryland Hall
Mount Vernon, KY
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
South Padre Island, TX
South Padre Island Memorial Day Concert
Petoskey, MI
Hall Auditorium
Vancouver, WA
Craft Beer & Wine Festival
Sedalia, MO
Mozark Festival

2023 Tour Dates

Revisiting Creedence

Turlock, CA
Stanislaus County Fair
California State Fair

2022 Tour Dates

Revisiting Creedence

Bylas, AZ
Mt. Turnbull Fair
Dunlap, TN
Valley Fest
Washington Courthouse, OH
Poker Run
Winder, GA
Innovation Amphitheater
Lexington, SC
Icehouse Amphitheater
Santa Clarita, CA
Santa Clarita Community College
Laughlin, NV
Pavilion Theater
at Tropicana Laughlin