Monday, November 13

Tom Petty Tribute (and video clip)

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("and the days went by, like paper in the wind"-- To Find A Friend // Wildflowers)

Johnny and I finally finished this Tom Petty documentary yesterday.  It was so good, but it was so long that we had started it so many times before actually making it to the end.  After we finished it, I felt even more of a connection to his music and an all new level of respect for his songwriting.  There aren't a lot of songwriters out there that stood the test of time like good ol' Tom, in my opinion.

After Tom Petty passed away, some of our friends got together to put on an epic tribute show.  They pulled in a rotating cast of musicians from our area (Springfield is saturated with great musicians in the best possible way) and we all poured our hearts into celebrating his legacy.  It was a wonderful night and we raised a bunch of money for Care to Learn, a charity that I love.  Johnny and I were honored to be a small part of the show, and since Poesy's favorite song long before she could speak words has been "Free Fallin" we figured it would be so fun to let her join us onstage to help out.  She's been around enough Tom Petty music to hold her own.  ;)  Here's a little video clip from that night:

She took her tambourine job very seriously.  I hope to continue to encourage her dreams of being a musician and being onstage.  Oh, and I'll just keep exposing her to as much golden music as she'll allow.  :)


  1. Oh, now I want to see it, too! Thanks for sharing.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. I was in Vegas when Tom Petty passed and we were so sad. We spent the rest of the holiday listening to his music every morning while we get ready.

    Love your tribute, Posey was the star of the show :)

    Katie xoxo

  3. That was adorable, lol. Also, yes to Tom Petty! I love that you wrote this. My daughter said no one in her class knew who he was, except her and the teacher who played music as a tribute. For shame! What kind of parent doesn't teach their kids the greats like Tom Petty?

  4. I need more videos of you guys performing! <3

  5. that was adorable. love a little family of musicians :)

  6. So sweet. He was a huge part of my childhood too, I was so sad to hear he passed away. Nice to know another generation of young kids is growing up on his dozens of classic hits. He was a true legend.

  7. Babe, is there anything you can't do? You are so talented. Posey is adorable.

  8. Haha you guys are great and very talented! Loved it!