Watch Father John Misty, Phoebe Bridgers, The National, Strand of Oaks, and More Cover Tom Petty

Plus Against Me!, Kesha, and Miley Cyrus

Oct 05, 2017 Bookmark and Share

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday night after suffering cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles. He was 66. Various different artists have taken to covering Petty songs in concert in the last couple of days and we’ve collected some below, including Father John Misty, Phoebe Bridgers, The National, Strand of Oaks, Against Me!, Kesha, and Miley Cyrus.

In Phoenix last night Father John Misty covered “To Find a Friend,” from 1994’s Wildflowers. Phoebe Bridgers covered “It’ll All Work Out” from 1987’s Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right last night. Last night at her show in Boston, Kesha covered “Into the Great Wide Open,” from the 1991 album of the same name. Strand of Oaks covered “Learning to Fly,” also from 1991’s Into the Great Wide Open, in Columbus, Ohio, last night when opening for Drive-By Truckers. Miley Cyrus covered “Wildflowers,” the title track to the 1994 album, on The Howard Stern Show. Against Me!, who, like Petty, hail from Gainesville, Florida, covered “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” from 1989’s Full Moon Fever, at their show in Cleveland, Ohio, last night. Finally, on Tuesday The National covered “Damaged By Love,” from 2006’s Highway Companion, backstage (plus they posted a video of frontman Matt Berninger dancing to the original). Watch videos of all below.




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