CANADA COVERS TOM PETTY
- CANADIAN MUSICIANS GATHER TO COVER THE LATE AMERICAN SONGWRITER IN A CURATED PLAYLIST -
- DUE OUT OCTOBER 20th -
- SINGER-SONGWRITER JADEA KELLY SHARES HER HEARTBREAKING VERSION OF WILDFLOWERS -
- FEATURED ON CBC MORNINGS "UNDER THE COVERS" & CBC q -
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Toronto Tribute Show Announced For December 20th At The Dakota Tavern - Tickets Available Now
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 2, 2018 - TODAY, Canadian singer-songwriter Jadea Kelly is excited to announce Canada Covers Tom Petty - a collection of covers in honour of the late American singer-songwriter. The official playlist, curated by Jadea, will be released on October 20th - what would have been his 67th birthday, a year following his untimely death. The collection of covers includes Learning to Fly by Matt Mays & Terra Lightfoot, Crawling Back To You by Sweet Alibi, Don't Come Around Here No More by Royal Wood, and many others (full list of songs and artists below). To mark the anniversary of Petty’s passing Jadea releases her heartbreaking cover of Wildflowers. Listen and share here https://youtu.be/F24qtyIRq1A. Jadea, along with Toronto's the Black Pearls featuring special guests will celebrate Petty's life with a tribute show at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto on December 20th. Tickets are on sale now.
"A few months ago I recorded Tom Petty's ‘Wildflowers’ with my partner (John Clinebell). We heard it on the radio one night while driving and thought ‘hmmm, let’s create our own version’. Once it was complete we thought ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be great to release this cover on a playlist with other Canadians covering Tom Petty’...but we couldn’t find any online;” shares Jadea. "So, I began reaching out to my Canadian songwriter friends to create individual covers and the response was overwhelming. Everyone immediately said yes because everyone loves and respects Tom Petty."
LISTEN AND SHARE WILDFLOWERS - https://youtu.be/F24qtyIRq1A
Over the course of his career, Tom Petty sold over 80 million records worldwide and performed worldwide, including many Canadian provinces between 1976 and 2017. He is highly revered in Canada by fans and artists alike.
“I was always a fan of Tom Petty, but this playlist has opened my ears to his extensive catalogue. Amongst the obscure covers contributed, I have come to realize one very important thing. Tom Petty was a songwriter of compassion.” Jadea continues; “Every single lyric and sentiment expresses love and forgiveness. There is no malice or regret, only understanding. “You belong among the wildflowers”; you deserve love and greatness in your life, regardless of past transgressions. Gorgeous.”
CANADA COVERS TOM PETTY
1. Sweet Alibi - Crawling Back to You (OUT October 12)
2. Matt Mays & Terra Lightfoot - Learning to Fly
3. Kennedy Road - Mary Jane’s Last Dance
4. Jadea Kelly - Wildflowers - OUT NOW
5. Dwayne Gretzky - Time to Move On
6. Adam Baldwin - Kings Highway
7. Royal Wood - Don’t Come Around Here No More
8. Molly Brown - Walls
9. The Slocan Ramblers - Apartment Song
10. Redhill Valleys - Love is a Long Road
11. David Allen - Don’t Fade On Me
12. Maggie Szabo - I Won’t Back Down
13. Ben Heffernan - Angel Dream
14. Mike Evin - Alright For Now
15. Matt Epp & Christina Martin - Stop Dragging my Heart
16. Amanda Rheaume - Running Down A Dream
17. Espanola - You Don’t Know How It Feels
18.AARYS - It’s Good to be King
19. Liam Duncan - You Got Lucky
20. Marla Brennan - Into The Great Wide Open
21. Kalon Hart - Two Gunslingers
22. Sam Cash - Room at the Top
23. Nick Teehan - American Girl
Canada Covers Tom Petty - Tribute Concert
When: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Where: The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON
Hosted by Jadea Kelly featuring the Black Pearls and special guests
What's The Story About Jadea Kelly?
However dark the muse, Jadea Kelly’s music guides the listener on a prolific journey towards light and surrender. Swelling with vocal hooks and ambient guitar delays, her most recent release, Love & Lust is an honest and compelling catalogue of infidelity, desire, betrayal, forgiveness and human frailty. Receiving the 2016 ‘contemporary singer of the year’ by the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Jadea spends her time living and writing between Toronto and LA.
Jadea earned 'Best Score & Music’ in 2018 from the Hollywood International Documentary Festival for her work on the 2018 CBC Documentary Channel feature ‘Met While Incarcerated the Film’. This moving documentary details the interpersonal lives of American death row inmates and will be premiered at LA Femme International Film Festival (Los Angeles) on Oct 14, 2018 and the Hamilton Film Festival on Nov 9, 2018. The accompanying soundtrack written by Jadea will be released on an EP in 2019.
Her body of work has also earned a number of impressive worldwide reviews and radio play, with tours across North America & Europe. She has performed at a number of Canadian Festivals and high profile venues including the Calgary Folk Festival, Edmonton’s Interstellar Rodeo, Elora Ontario’s Riverfest with Blue Rodeo, The National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Massey Hall presents concert series in Toronto. Jadea Kelly’s ‘Lone Wolf’ has been featured on TV shows such as “Bitten” (on the SYFY network in the U.S.), and ‘Beauty’ from “Love and Lust”, was placed on the Lifetime Network feature No One Would Tell, and featured as the accompanying song to a powerful final day opening montage on CBC television for RIO 2016 Paralympics. With over 900,000 views the video was a tribute to Canadian hero Terry Fox. https://www.darthjadea.com/
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