Nils Lofgren, Dwight Twilley, Amy Helm, Keller Williams, and Mike Portnoy join Eric in conversation to share memories and pay tribute to the life and work of Tom Petty. Hear Nils Lofgren share memories of bringing Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on their first UK tour in 1977, Dwight Twilley shares memories of the early days at Shelter Records and appearing on each other’s early recordings, Amy Helm talks about how Tom’s music has been a real soundtrack to her life, Keller Williams shares details of his Pettygrass bluegrass tribute to Tom Petty, and Mike Portnoy’s high school memories of competing with the Tom Petty poster on his girlfriend’s wall. Lots of funny stories, behind the scenes memories, praise, kind words, laughter and tears in homage to one of the world’s greatest, gone too soon. Part 2 of 3.
Amy Helm joins Eric in conversation for a career and life retrospective. We talk about her early days growing up with musical parents (Levon Helm and Libby Titus), discovering her own voice and stage presence through her decade’s long tenure in Ollabelle and in Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band, her work on her father’s Grammy winning albums, what it’s been like to overcome the challenges of stepping out as a solo artist with 2015’s Didn’t It Rain album, how she approaches songwriting, what’s next in terms of a new record and we even talk a little about Cameo – YOW!