This Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Tom Petty’s untimely passing on Oct. 2, 2017. The music world, especially rock and roll, is still reeling from the loss of one of their strongest commercial hitmakers, in addition to being a down to earth, nice guy in an industry full of fakes. Fellow rock outfit The Revivalists were also fans of Petty’s. So much so that a few of their members traveled to SiriusXM’s New York City offices to record some stripped down covers of Tom Petty tunes for a “Jam Files” session on the satellite radio’s Jam On channel.
SiriusXM previewed the performances on Monday morning by sharing a video of Revivalists singer David Shaw and guitarist Zack Feinberg performing a duet acoustic version of Petty’s 1994 folk ballad, “Wildflowers.” The performance can be watched in full in the video seen below. Try not to get too emotional when Feinberg starts out with the recognizable acoustic-driven chords open up the beautifully inspiring song. The band’s full “Jam Files” session aired on the SiriusXM channel on Monday afternoon.
The Revivalists are also starting to gear up the promotion for their own new album, Take Good Care, which is scheduled to arrive next month on Nov. 9 via Loma Vista Recordings. The studio album will be their first since Men Amongst Mountains arrived back in July 2015. The jam-friendly roots rock band from New Orleans have already shared two of the songs set to appear on Take Good Care, including “All My Friends” and the more recent “You And I.” As previously reported, the 14-track album is the first studio project which the band recorded and co-wrote with the help of multiple outside writers and producers including Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson), Andrew Dawson (Kanye West) and Dave Bassett (Elle King).
There’s been no mention of tour dates in support of the album, but seeing that The Revivalists have made quite the impression on the industry thanks to a relentless concert schedule over the years, fans should expect to see some new dates announced soon.