“We adore the music of Tom Petty, from the songwriting style to the playing by Tom with Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and the rest of the Heartbreakers,” said Will Haraway of The Sundogs. “We’ve been covering them for years and the band is in such a good spot with our personnel and sound that we feel like the time is right to take on the master in a full show.”
In his 45 year career, Tom Petty has sold more than 60 million albums and he and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
Will Haraway, Photo Credit: Robert Donovan, robertdonovanphotography.com
“You don’t have to get too cute with Tom Petty’s stuff, just play the hits and play them well,” said Haraway. “We’ve got some of the best players we know helping us out, including our very own Stevie Nicks.”
The Sundogs have released two well-received Americana/Southern Rock albums in the last six years, and played with bands including The Derek Trucks Band, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Lucero. Their sound is often compared as a mix between The Band and Atlanta’s own The Black Crowes.