Always a BLAST with the guys at Norman's Rare Guitars- thanks Mark & Jen for having me in guitar heaven & letting me make some noise! Also, words can not express my love for this little old, personality filled guitar... or my gratitude to add it to my arsenal. Thank you Norm, from the absolute bottom of my heart. You are one incredibly generous soul & I will play it every single day.❤️ #1950s #Gibson LG 3/4
2017- you were amazing. I moved to America in you, which was a long time coming. 2018, I can’t wait to get acquainted. I’ve got plans for you... Happy New Year everyone!
Always keep things in perspective and never give up on a chance to do the things you want to do.
A few weeks ago, I sat down to a 4 hour boozy lunch with a music industry legend and incredible man I have had the honour of knowing since I was 16 years old.
We talked about the years we have known each other, the years to come and strategies of building a career and life in my new home of Nashville. His business mind was like no other, and I was always thankful for an opportunity to hear his words of wisdom.
He was the first agent to ever bet on me as a wide-eyed 17 year ol...d, throwing me into the deep end on my first ever tour, opening for Don McLean. He put the same kid on country music festivals & tours around Australia... If I played bad, he'd tell me. If I played well, he'd tell me. His words were never filtered. That was just one of his deeply respected qualities, and one of my favourite things about him.
Further to all of this, and most importantly; he had a big heart. He was fearlessly loyal, and took great pride in helping and mentoring those who were committed to helping themselves...
Today is a tragic day to lose the magnanimous human being that was Rob Potts.
I think we all have considered him to be somewhat invincible at one time or another. He was an absolute cornerstone, and will always be one of the biggest driving forces we had the honour of watching evolve the Aussie country music industry over the years in such a drastic way.
My heart is with his son & my dear friend Jeremy- his family, Kerry, Morgan and all those who were lucky enough to have known him. There are so many stories, most of which no doubt contain red wine, and I trust that the coming weeks will be an array of sharing them with great joy.
He will forever be missed and remembered as one of the greats.
Impromptu Petty party last night with some insanely great people. It was so cleansing to be in a room full of loving hearts. Just what the doctor ordered after the past 48 hours of sadness. Music has incredible healing abilities that I'll never understand, but will always be thankful for.
💘Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers💘
Repost: Alyssa Bonagura
In your honor @tompettyofficial - we all got together tonight and @thetylerbryant lead the room full of broken hearts into the healing power of the heartbreaker...s. 💘#freefallin #tompetty @larkinpoe @rachel_reinert @sineadburgess @jasonstoltzfus @instagrahamwhitford @caleb_crosby @andrewdegolyer @hannahsmuda @brendonharris_ @lorenhughes @theofficiallogie_t @dynamite1128 @neildmason
What terrible news. No words. On a day of already great sadness, we have lost another legend. Icon doesn't even begin to describe Tom Petty. So gutted to lose such an inspiration- this one will hurt for a while. Into the great wide open, Mr Petty. 🌻
Happy Father's Day to the one who holds my moon.
And to all fathers out there, present and those whom have passed, thank you for being a shining light and true north for your kids....we all appreciate you beyond the words we could ever express.🖤