The Sundogs Present: The Tom Petty Show, 11/30 at Terminal West, w/ special guests Pony League
In just one month, we- The Sundogs- will play our annual Tom Petty Show, this time at the beautiful and fabulous Terminal West, located just West of downtown Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center. My goodness it’s a great place to see (and play!) a show. Get your tickets now. Like right now. Buy one for a friend, or two– they’re only $13 in advance. Why is that? Because we want to pack that sucker.
Our new friends Pony League will open the show, and you can be sure we’ll have an array of special guests during our annual marathon set of songs celebrating the life and music of Tom Petty. It’s one of the best nights of the year, tell all your friends and bring it on.
Straight into Darkness
We first met Megan Volpert at an American Treasure advance listening party, where her passionate praise of “Straight Into Darkness” immediately inspired us to add it to the setlist. She’s written an entire book about it, which you can find for sale at our 11/30 show with Megan herself autographing them at the table. You can listen to the book’s intro here: http://www.meganvolpert.com/straightintodarkness.html. Megan is a true fan and a smart lady–and has another book coming out this winter: Tom Petty and Philosophy.
View From Stage Left
– More cool shows in December- the legendary White Animals will be playing the very next night on 12/1 at Smith’s Olde Bar and on 12/8, Doublewide, led by our buddy Bradley Cole Smith will also be rocking at Smith’s. The Doublewide show will be opened by Singlewide, featuring some players you may recognize.
– Thanks to Russell Carter for having us up at the Wire & Wood Festival in October in downtown Alpharetta- here’s a cool shot of KT playing Robert Randolph’s Hammond/Leslie rig, and of course the hat Jon stole from Robbie Robertson.
– Longtime readers may recall that the last time we played at Terminal West, we opened up for Black Joe Lewis and it was fabulous. His horn section joined us for Modern Day Miracle and Joe’s guitar broke during his set and he had to borrow Lee’s Tele because he didn’t have a backup. The following Spring I booked him to play Belly Up in Aspen (long story) and that same guitar broke again and he had to borrow a Strat from the sound man. I implored he and his bandmates to get rid of that thing and get him a Telecaster. As you can see from the album cover of their latest wonderful album, “The Difference Between Me and You,” he still has not done so. But hey- he sure sounds great on it! This is the best Hill Country Blues Record anyone’s released since R.L. Burnside died. Check out his great video for “Girls on Bikes,” featuring Joe being chased through the streets of Austin by, you guessed it- girls on bikes.
– In addition to Joe, some other great releases this month include Greta Van Fleet’s “Anthem of the Peaceful Valley” (eat shit, Pitchfork, it’s good and fun), Gregory Alan Isakov’s “Evening Machines”, Pinegrove’s “Skylight” and of course Jason Isbell’s “Live from the Ryman.” In addition to that triumph, Jason wrote “Maybe it’s Time” from the blockbuster movie “Star is Born”, sung by Bradley Cooper. My goodness what a roll that man is on….
– See you at Terminal West!