Canadian Martyn Jones is brining his “Runnin’ Down a Dream” Tom Perry tribute performance to the Ponoka Golf Club on Oct. 20.
Petty was born in Gainesvile, Florida, in 1950. Meeting Elvis Presley on a local movie set changed his life. He knew instantly that somehow his future would be in show business.
When he saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, things became clear. He was going to lead a rock’n’roll band.
With the help of future Eagle Don Felder, he quickly mastered the guitar. After a series of unsuccessful garage bands, he formed The Heartbreakers, developed his own unique sound and eventually landed a recording contract.
The band’s third album Damn The Torpedoes, which included the hit songs Don’t Do Me Like That and Refugee, made them a household name.
As leader of The Heartbreakers, a member of The Traveling Willburys, singer, songwriter and actor, Petty was an icon. During his career, he sold more than 80 million records, was inducted into The Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, awarded the prestigious Billboard Century Award and earned a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His successes continued until his untimely death in 2017.
Jones, a founding member of the popular 70s rock band Refugee, is a singer, musician, producer and in-demand sideman who has performed on five continents and some 80 albums.
His appearance, vocal and musical style mirror those of Petty with striking accuracy. His “Runnin’ Down A Dream” tribute includes Petty’s hit songs Refugee, Free Fallin, I Won’t Back Down, Don’t Do Me Like That and of course Runnin’ Down A Dream.
Call (780) 851-2282 for details.
– Submitted by Trend Records Entertainment