Tom Petty has been classified as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His lyrics, voice and stage presence make him legendary. Tom Petty had hit albums from the 1970s through the 2010s and sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. To recreate his sound and performance, you need a band that can meet big expectations. The Birmingham based band, The Wildflowers, have done just that.
“Who doesn’t love Tom Petty?” bassist Darryell Stone asked himself one day in 2012 while listening to the radio. Stone polled friends, family and fellow musicians on how they felt about Petty. The result was always the same. Everyone loves Tom Petty. One of these fellow musicians just happened to be Tom Petty’s doppelganger, guitarist and lead vocalist Jonathan Guthrie. Guthrie was an avid fan and had always fantasized about being a Heartbreaker. As two seasoned musicians and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fans, there was really only one thing for them to do – form a Tom Petty tribute band.
The Wildflowers will rock the Pastime Theatre stage with Petty favorites such as “Free Fallin’”, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”, “I Won’t Back Down” and many other hit songs that span decades. “Since their debut, they have toured nationally and internationally recreating the music of Tom Petty with precision, attention to detail, and reverent respect and we are excited to have them at the Pastime.”, stated Mary Hyche, Pastime Theatre Chairman.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in person, online, or by mail. For online sales, visit itickets.com. In person purchases are cash or check only and available at the Pastime Theatre Office, Winfield City Hall, Gold Connection and The Kemp Foundation. Checks can also be mailed to the Pastime Theatre at PO Box 766, Winfield, 35594. For more information contact Tammy Brashier at 205-487-3002. To stay up to date on all events, follow The Pastime Theatre on Facebook.