Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Steve Winwood – The Gorge 2014
By Andy Goldfinger
I was once again fortunate to see Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers out of state. A special thank you to the folks at LiveNation for providing me with media credentials for the show, and this show featured Steve Winwood as the opening act. More on him momentarily.
First though it is Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, they were just smoking as they continued on this mini North American tour I support of the “Hypnotic Eye” album, which has become one of my favorites. They played a spirited set which included Tweeter and the Monkey Man, an excellent Traveling Wilbury’s song. Also in the cover song section Baby, Please Don’t Go ((Big Joe Williams) and So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (The Byrds).
If you have never been to the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington it is one of the most majestic venues in all the United States, so I would highly recommend it.
No getting back to Steve Winwood. If you like Traffic or Blind Faith or his solo stuff you will love his performance. His voice is sounding unbelievably clear and true. He plays all the classics, Low Spark, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Arc of A Diver, and his band is just smokin.