Petty produces former Byrd Chris Hillman’s new album; set for 9/22/17 release

hillmanTom Petty is producing an album by former Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother Chris HIllman.  It is set for a September 22 release and is Hillman’s first studio album in more than a decade. Bidin’ My Time is set to be released on Rounder Records.

Early listen?  The teaser sounds like Tom Petty indulged himself in his love of the Byrds.(No surprise, considering the comparisons that were made between early and mid-career Petty and the legendary 60’s group.).  The promo video actually shows Petty band members in the recording studio with Hillman

Guest musicians include former Byrds David Crosby and Roger McGuinn.  Hillman also recruits members of  the Desert Rose Band (Herb Pedersen, John Jorgenson, Jay Dee Maness) to play.  Hillman recorded seven top 10 country hits with the DRB in the late 80’s.

MIDWEST TOUR DATES
10/1 Nashville, TN City Winery
10/4 Newport, KY Southgate House Revival
10/5 Kent, OH Kent Stage
10/6 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
10/7 Edwardsville, IL The Wildey Theatre

 

VIDEO: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – LIVE – “American Dream Plan B”

petty2014Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers remain one of the finest American rock bands around – and much of the reason (besides the talent) is work ethic. They keep touring and rocking and recording new music that sounds like …Tom Petty.

The new album Hypnotic Eye has led to a tour of the US.  He kicked it off with a pretty cool Jimmy Kimmel Live concert from the band’s rehearsal space.  Turn it up. Love the Mike Campbell guitar…

NEWS: Petty’s new album scores #1 spot; best first week for Petty since 1994’s Wildflowers album – Read Story  /

Part of the reason for Hypnotic Eye’s impressive performance is due to a concert ticket promotion for Petty’s ongoing summer tour. Those customers who purchased tickets through agents like Ticketmaster were presented with the option to also buy Hypnotic Eye. Though many declined the option, all redeemed copies were counted in Billboard’s official sales. Interesting…