Runnin’ Down A Dream: Boston’s Tribute to Tom Petty
Ryan Pinette & The Bay Staters, Rival Island, & Special Guests
On October 2, 2017 the world lost a legend of Rock and Roll music, Tom Petty. For over 40 years, Tom Petty wrote songs that spoke to the American experience. He and the Heartbreakers dazzled crowds all across the globe with live shows. Join us in celebrating the life and music of Tom Petty at Thunder Road in Somerville on November 10, 2017 at 9:00pm. Local artists Ryan Pinette & The Bay Staters, Rival Island and other special guests will perform songs from Petty’s extensive catalogue. Don’t miss out on Boston’s toast to Tom Petty.
Ryan Pinette & The Bay Staters
Boston singer/songwriter Ryan Pinette has been bringing Americana and Alt-Country music to the Boston scene for the better part of a decade. Pulling influences from Rock, Country and Bluegrass music, Ryan has forged his own sound surrounding stories of tragedy, heartbreak, forgiveness and hope. Through a cathartic narrative, his songs take on a life of their own. Ryan has been sharing his music up and down the east coast and midwest collecting stories and experiences that inform his writing. Ryan released his debut EP “The Distillery” in May of 2016 and is gearing up to record a new record in the Fall of 2017. Predominantly performing as a solo act Ryan also performs with his band The Bay Staters and have played Boston venues such as The Hard Rock Cafe, Great Scott, The Red Room at Cafe 939 and The Middle East Upstairs. “Ryan Pinette will definitely make you feel at home, playing a best of both worlds combination of Bluegrass and Americana for his fans across the city” (Tastemakers Magazine, 2014)
Rival Island is a true rock n roll trio hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. Tommy Flynn, Ryan Jennings, and Joe LaMonica crossed paths in 2015 and soon after realized they share a similar passion for songwriting and wanting to create a rock n roll sound that wasn’t being created in the Boston music scene. Rival Island put out their debut EP “Look To The Sun” in 2016 that has heavy influence from Oasis, Tommy Petty, and The Clash. In summer 2017 they released their newest single “Start Again” and Rival Island is leaving their mark on Boston by playing venues such as The Middle East Upstairs and Downstairs, Worcester Palladium, Nightshift Brewing, Harpoon’s October Festival, and Bowery Electric in Manhattan.