12/8/17: Tom Petty “Wildflowers” 

I don’t really need to say a lot more about Tom Petty. We all knew and loved his music, and I’ve been talking about him a lot since he passed away while going back through his fantastic collection of records. I really miss the guy, a sensation that’s strange when you didn’t actually know a person. Sure, I didn’t know Tom Petty in real life, but his music means a lot to me. It’s hard to believe he’s gone, to know that he won’t record anything new, unexpectedly show up on stage with one of his friends in the music business, or come back through for another concert.

There’s one song in particular that I’ve had in my head a lot. In 1994, Tom Petty recorded a solo album, which is kind of funny seeing as he got all the Heartbreakers except for the drummer to play on it. It was music that he wrong himself, and it was called “Wildflowers.” It was a great album, and featured tracks like “You Wreck Me” (which was a real rocker!) “It’s Good to Be King,” and “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” The one that always really got to me, though, was the title track. “Wildflowers” is such a smooth, soothing song. Practically guaranteed to be relaxing. I’ve found myself listening to it more than once when I put it on… it’s just got that special quality to it. It’s the kind of music that you can just let wash over you, and I love that about it.

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After playing a show at The Cat’s Cradle in July, at Local 506 in August, The Carrboro Music Festival in September; and The Southern Village Green in November,  the School of Rock students’ next BIG public LIVE performance will be Saturday January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

At 1pm, its “Rock Goddesses” with Music from Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and More. This is followed at 3pm with the songs of Led Zeppelin I and II. January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, put it on your calendar now!

The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school located in the 501 Diner location on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate, in the Blue Hill District!

Why should the kids have all of the rock and roll fun? The School of Rock Offers adult programs as well. It is never too late to learn how to rock!

Locally owned, locally operated, locally staffed, locally sourced instruments, and locally built!

You are invited to stop in for a tour or schedule a free demo session. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 3PM-9PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM!  

Learn how to play a real rock and roll song in just 30 minutes!

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AND, through a partnership with the Public School Foundation; they’ll donate 1% of their gross revenue to support music in the local public schools, so help bring music to our community and enroll today!

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