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  • June 17, 2009


    Benmont Tench will be performing with W.P.A at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival this Sunday afternoon, June 21st.

    Check out the festival's website for complete information. Amazing performers in an amazing setting for summer solstice 2009.

    About Works Progress Administration (WPA)
    Formerly known under the working title The Scrolls, WPA is an American eight-piece supergroup consisting of Glenn Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), Luke Bulla (Jerry Douglas Band), Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Greg Leisz (Lucinda
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  • May 19, 2009

    Last night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, and Benmont Tench took the stage for special guest performances with the Allman Brothers Band.

    Benmont contributed piano to "The Sky is Crying" before Tom and Mike also took the stage for great versions of Dylan's "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" and "Highway 61 Revisited."

    Benmont returned for the "Southbound" encore which also included harmonica from Bruce Willis.

    Were you at the show? Let us hear what you think and leave a comment below.

    Here are some photos from the show.


    Photo by Randall
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  • May 12, 2009


    Benmont will be "on the road" performing with Sara Watkins for four additional shows over the next five days.

    Wed. May 13 - La Paloma Theatre Encinitas, CA
    Thurs. May 14 - Largo at Coronet Theatre West Hollywood, CA
    Sat. May 16 - Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
    Sun. May 17 - Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA

    Those of you familiar with the Watkins Family Hour will recognize Sara's brother Sean playing guitar with her.

    If you are near any of these venues treat yourself to an evening with Benmont Tench!

    Check out www.sarawatkins.com
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  • April 13, 2009

    Earlier today George Harrison was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. George is the 2,382nd person to be honored with a star.

    The ceremony was a star-studded and celebratory affair. Packing Vine Street in front of the Capitol Records building were fans, friends, and family of George including his son Dhani and widow Olivia, Sir Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, T-Bone Burnett, Eric Idle, Joe Walsh, fellow Wilburys Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty, and Heartbreakers Mike Campbell, Ron Blair, Scott Thurston, and Steve Ferrone. Benmont Tench was out of town today.

    To read more about the
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  • April 08, 2009

    JJ Cale's tour continued last night at the Triple Door in Seattle, WA and those in attendance were treated to guest appearance by Mike Campbell. Sitting on an amplifier near Cale's drum riser, Mike played the whole set and encore!

    Here is the setlist from last night's April 8 JJ Cale show in Seattle.

    Ride Me High
    Artificial Paradise
    Sensitive Kind
    Cocaine
    Magnolia
    Walt's Boogie*
    Cajun Moon
    Baby What's Wrong+
    Crazy Mama
    Thirteen Days
    After Midnight
    Roll On

    Strollin' With Bones%
    Travelin Light
    Borrowed Time
    Low Down
    Roll On (Reprise)

    * by Walt Richmond
    + by Jimmy Reed
    % by T-Bone
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  • March 30, 2009


    Over the weekend JJ Cale kicked off his first solo tour in five years at the venerable McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA. Halfway through Cale's set at McCabe's on Saturday March 28, Tom and Mike took the stage unannounced to join Cale on "Crazy Mama" and "After Midnight." Tom and Mike stayed on for the rest of the set which included a rare version of Cale's "I'd Like To Love You, Baby."

    Here is the setlist from JJ Cale's 3/28 show:

    King City
    Out Of Style
    Low Down
    Since You Said Goodbye
    Magnolia
    Walt's Boogie
    Roll On
    T Bone Walker
    Crazy Mama (w/Tom Petty and Mike Campbell)
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  • January 05, 2009
    This Thursday, January 8, 2009 Benmont will be appearing with the Watkins Family Hour, WPA, and other Special Guests at Coronet www.largo-la.com. The show starts at 8:30 PM.

    Largo at the Coronet is the former Largo and has moved from the Fairfax Village location to 366 N. LaCienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 855- 0350. Largo at the Coronet is a sit down theater with a strict no talking during the show/no electronic device policy. If you are in the Los Angeles area head for Largo at the Coronet on Thursday.

    Benmont says, "You don't want to miss this!"
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  • December 09, 2008
    VH1 Classic will re-air "The Story Of Mudcrutch" tonight December 10 at 12:30am EST/PST (Technically Thursday morning).

    Produced by Peter Bogdanovich, this special documentary tells the story of Mudcrutch from their days playing at Dub's in Gainesville, FL to their 2007 reunion and features footage of the band playing tracks from their debut LP in their clubhouse rehearsal space.
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