Hearty Har's Tyler and Shane Fogerty on learning from their father, starting their own studio and experimenting with sounds

Hearty Har
(Image credit: Courtesy of Big Hassle)

Guitars are an essential nutrient when it comes to LA rockers Hearty Har. Whether it’s the Byrds-like 12-string guitar twinges on Radio Man ’56 or the spaghetti western instrumental Canyon of the Banshee, the instrument plays a critical role in the sound on the band’s debut, Radio Astro, which was released in February. 

The band is led by Tyler and Shane Fogerty, sons of Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty. While their father was mostly hands-off in their musical learning, he occasionally gave them pointers on the differences between guitars and how to play riffs, including AC/DC’s Back in Black

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Joshua M. Miller

Josh is a freelance journalist who has spent the past dozen or so years interviewing musicians for a variety of publications, including Guitar World, GRAMMY.com, SPIN, Chicago Sun-Times, MTV News, Rolling Stone and American Songwriter. He credits his father for getting him into music. He's been interested in discovering new bands ever since his father gave him a list of artists to look into. A favorite story his father told him is when he skipped a high school track meet to see Jimi Hendrix in concert. For his part, seeing one of his favorite guitarists – Mike Campbell – feet away from him during a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert is a special moment he’ll always cherish.