Free Fallin’ brings look, sound of Tom Petty to Whiskey’s Roadhouse Aug. 31

Free Fallin’ is a Minneapolis-based band that presents its show with the instrumentation to duplicate the sound of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as the convincing looks and costumes to visually give you a show you will not soon forget. (Photo provided)

Staff Report

Free Fallin’, the nation’s No. 1 tribute to Tom Petty, will make a stop at Whiskey’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 3207 N. Main St., Rockford, Friday, Aug. 31, on its “2012 Petty Love Tour.”

Free Fallin’ is rapidly becoming a national force in the tribute band world. They have been traveling extensively over the past four years, impressing audiences all over the United States.

Free Fallin’ is a Minneapolis-based band that presents its show with the instrumentation to duplicate the sound of the Heartbreakers as well as the convincing looks and costumes to visually give you a show you will not soon forget.

Tom Petty’s music has been an important part of America’s music scene for more than 30 years. Spreading the “Petty Love” is the most fun these guys have ever had.

The lineup of musicians involved all chose this project for the love of Petty’s music and the craftsmanship that went into the song-writing. The musicians in the band include Brian Evans as Tom Petty, Karl Swartz as Mike Campbell, Dale Peterson as Benmont Tench, John Hill as Scott Thurston, Russ Lund as Ron Blair and Mark Larsen as Stan Lynch.

Whiskey’s Roadhouse can be reached at (815) 877-8007.

From the Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012, issue

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