Rounder Records have posted a nice clip this morning of Chris Hillman performing what seems to be the go to song now for Tom Petty tributes. The performance is taken from his October 2017 concert at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, and Hillman‘s version of “Wildflowers” also appeared on his 2017 album “Bidin’ My Time” which was produced by Tom Petty.
Stereogum are previewing a track from the country-rock pioneer Chris Hillman, a founding member of both the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, who is putting out his first album in over a decade next month. “Appropriately entitled Bidin’ My Time, the LP was produced by Tom Petty, and Hillman decided to show his appreciation by including a cover of Petty’s own “Wildflowers” on the tracklist. His version is warm, lived-in, and lovely, starting out with just guitar and Hillman’s tender vocals before gradually building up into a lush front-porch symphony.” We can’t embed it sorry but you can hear it over at Stereogum here, and you can hear the lovely original below. Continue reading “Stereogum premieres new Tom Petty cover by Chris Hillman”