Author Archives: Holly George-Warren

Tom Petty: Growing Up Petty

Johnny Cash once said that “Southern Accents” should be the new anthem of the South. Its author, Tom Petty, has been based in Los Angeles since 1975, but in recent years he has returned to his Southern roots. He grew up in Gainesville, Florida, and the band’s 2011 album, the bluesy MOJO, was cut live [...]

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Hard Headed Woman

“In the ’50s, when I had the nerve to jump out there and be the only girl recordin’ this stuff, and singin’ this wild stuff, and with my fringe flyin’ and my guitar twangin’, and breakin’ strings, I didn’t ever get any recognition for that then, which was okay. But now with a whole generation [...]

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