Published Oct 02, 2018A number of Canadian artists have paid homage to the late Tom Petty by contributing covers to a new curated playlist. Aptly titled Canada Covers Tom Petty, the playlist will arrive in its entirety on October 20.
Amongst the covers in the collection are a renditions "Learning to Fly" by Matt Mays and Terra Lightfoot, "Time to Move On" by Dwayne Gretzky, "Don't Come Around Here No More" by Royal Wood, "Stop Dragging My Heart" by Matt Epp and Christina Martin, and "American Girl" by Nick Teehan.
The entire project was curated by Jadea Kelly, and her version of "Wildflowers" also appears on the playlist. It's the first song to be unveiled from the project, and you can scroll past the full playlist tracklisting to stream it below.
"A few months ago I recorded Tom Petty's 'Wildflowers' with my partner (John Clinebell)," Kelly said in a statement. "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…' 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."
Kelly and an array of special guests will also be performing as part of a live tribute show to Petty at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto on December 20. Find full information and tickets here.
Canada Covers Tom Petty:
1. Sweet Alibi - Crawling Back to You (
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