SEP 30, 2019 | 7:00 AM
| NEWPORT NEWS

George Thorogood’s most recent album, 2017’s “Party of One,” was something altogether new for the blues rocker — a solo acoustic set, his first recording without his hard-charging band, the Destroyers. Thorogood talks about that album with pride and calls it “long overdue.” But when asked if he will do any solo acoustic numbers during his show at the Ferguson Center on Thursday night, he laughs. “No, man, I had a hard enough time doing it in the studio,” he said. “I’d have a really hard time pulling it off on the bandstand. We want to keep rocking, keep the spirit of youth alive.”

He is 69 years old, but feels good and sounds energetic. Forty years after he emerged on the scene playing electrified covers of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and John Lee Hooker, he still stays true to his roots.

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