November 17, 2009
We are very happy to announce more details regarding the release of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' The Live Anthology, a multiple disc set of recordings drawn from thirty years of live performances. As we reported earlier, the collection brings together material from 1978-2007 culled from hundreds of hours of live concert recordings covering every era of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' tours and represents the best tracks as chosen by producers Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and Ryan Ulyate. The Live Anthology is the band's story told through the music alone; the producers made no fixes or
August 23, 2009
Benmont Tench will be performing with the band WPA featuring Sean and Sara Watkins at the Strawberry Bluegrass Festival on September 6, 2009. The festival will be held inside Yosemite National Park in Northern California. For more information go to www.seanwatkins.com.
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
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
January 05, 2009This 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. Comments
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!"
December 09, 2008VH1 Classic will re-air "The Story Of Mudcrutch" tonight December 10 at 12:30am EST/PST (Technically Thursday morning). Comments
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.
October 27, 2008When Peter Bogdanovich's Runnin' Down A Dream was originally released in October 2007, it was released as a four disc-package available only at Best Buy stores. Comments
For those fans who have not seen Runnin' Down A Dream yet or are still interested in grabbing the DVD, Warner Bros. Records is releasing it again today, October 28, at all music DVD retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. This release of the film is a stand-alone two disc set which includes all four hours of the documentary plus some really cool previously unreleased bonus performances.
The Bonus Performances:
Too Much Ain't
October 09, 2008
NOW A 2-DVD SET FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS PERFORMANCES
Warner Brothers. Records will release cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich's film Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as a two-disc DVD, complete with added previously unreleased bonus performances, on October 28. Formerly sold as a four-disc package exclusively at Best Buy, this newly released two-disc package of the film will be available everywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
Premiered to unanimous praise at the 2007 New York Film Festival, Runnin' Down A Dream brings Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers full