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Friday, October 6, 2017

Local Singer-Songwriter Ryan Humbert Organizes an Akron Tribute to Tom Petty

Posted By on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 11:08 AM

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If he’s not playing solo dates, local singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert is paying tribute to icons such as Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan with large, extravagant shows.

In the wake of Tom Petty’s death, he’s announced he’ll honor the great singer and songwriter with a special tribute concert.



"There are few musicians who have been as important to my life and music as Tom Petty and I know I'm not the only one,” says Humbert in a Facebook post announcing the concert. “While he will go down in history as one of the great rock 'n' roll songwriters, he was also a man of the people; accessible and relatable.”

Won't Back Down: Celebrating the Life & Music of Tom Petty takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at E.J. Thomas Hall.


Locals Becky Boyd, Shanna Delaney, Ray Flanagan, John Patrick Halling, Angie Haze, Corey King, Brent Kirby, Jeff Klemm, Brian Lisik, Cody J. Martin, Daniel Monea, Gretchen E. Pleuss, Marc Lee Shannon, Tracey Thomas, White Buffalo Woman and Zach Freidhof will join Humbert and an all-star house band featuring John Anthony and Erin Vaughn on guitars, Paul Lewis on bass, Ed Davis on drums, Russell Flanagan on keys and Emily Bates on harmony vocals.

Proceeds will benefit the Summit FM's Music Alive and Rock and Recovery programs.

Presale tickets are on sale today until 10 p.m. (password: fallin). A general onsale commences tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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