We Ain’t Petty (Tom Petty Tribute)
August 3 @ 8:00 pm
Peterborough Musicfest is proud to present highly-acclaimed Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tribute band We Ain’t Petty featuring lead vocalist Barry Davis on Saturday, August 3, at 8 p.m. – one of 16 performances presented this summer as part of the concert series’ 33rd season.
Formed in 2016 as a tribute to the American singer-songwriter with album sales topping 80 million, We Ain’t Petty is fronted by Davis, best known as a television sportscaster who currently hosts his Outta The Park podcast as well as owns No Suit Required Media. A singer from a very young age, Davis, with We Ain’t Pretty, returns to performing live after a 25-year hiatus.
Along with Davis, who plays rhythm guitar, band members are Ken ‘Smog’ O’Gorman (lead guitar), Emilio Lamorte (bass), Armin Leonard (keyboards) and Matt McFarland (drums).
Petty, who died in early October 2017, fashioned a remarkable career with The Heartbreakers, as a solo artist and, in the late 1980s, as a member of The Traveling Wilburys. Along with The Heartbreakers, he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame on the strength of such top-selling singles as American Girl, Don’t Do Me Like That, Refugee, Learning To Fly and The Waiting. Post-Heartbreakers, Petty didn’t let up, continuing what was already a stellar career by recording a number of hits including Free Fallin’, I Won’t Back Down and Runnin’ Down A Dream.