91.9 WFPK is proud to sponsor “Talking Race and Pop Music, From Stephen Foster to Tom Petty” with authors Emily Bingham and Michael Washburn. Featuring musician Heather Summers. Monday, June 6th at ShopBar. The ticketless discussion begins at 7 pm. Details at Emily Bingham.net. Books by both authors available for purchase at the event courtesty of Carmichael's Bookstore.
The long journey of an American song, passed down from generation to generation, bridging a nation’s fraught disconnect between history and warped illusion, revealing the country's ever evolving self.
By 1985 Tom Petty had already obtained legendary status. He had fame. He had money. But he was restless, hoping to stretch his artistry beyond the confining format of songs like "The Waiting" and "Refugee." Petty's response to his restlessness was Southern Accents.