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Articles by Jeff Slate in The New Yorker      Articles by Jeff Slate in Esquire      Articles by Jeff Slate in the Wall Street Journal  


Articles by Jeff Slate in Rolling Stone   Articles by Jeff Slate in The Daily Beast    


Articles by Jeff Slate in Quartz      Articles by Jeff Slate in Rock Cellar Magazine 


Jeff's Personal Top 5

1) THE NEW YORKER: Bob Dylan’s First Day with “Tangled Up in Blue”

2) ESQUIRE: Tom Petty Was Always One of Us

3) WALL STREET JOURNAL: 20 Odd Questions With Ringo Starr

4) ESQUIRE: The Music in Ken Burns' The Vietnam War Is Remarkable. Here's How It Was Chosen.

5) ESQUIRE: When Bob Dylan Saw God

Additional Recommended Reading

WALL STREET JOURNAL: How Deepak Chopra Is Getting Through Quarantine

NBC News THINK: Little Richard dead at 87: The rock and roll king who scared — and changed — America

THE DAILY BEAST: Bob Geldof: America Is ‘Screwed’

THE DAILY BEAST: John Cleese and Eric Idle on the Trump and Brexit ‘Sh*tshow’

NBC News THINK: Netflix and Martin Scorsese's 'Rolling Thunder Revue' is peak Bob Dylan

THE DAILY BEAST: A Beatles Masterpiece Just Got Even Better

QUARTZ: Led Zeppelin’s discography is immortal, thanks to Jimmy Page

QUARTZ: Prince made weird sexy, and kept sexy weird

ESQUIRE: The Best Rock Album You've Never Heard

QUARTZ: David Bowie’s bandmates explain just how he got them to sound like that

ESQUIRE: Monty Python Finally Says Goodbye

NBC News THINK: Passing Michael Jackson, the Eagles now have the best-selling album of all time. And they're still terrible.

ESQUIRE: Wu-Tang Clan Opens Up About Reuniting and the New Album

ESQUIRE: When David Bowie Invented The Future

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Will the Smartphone Ever Truly Replace Your Beloved Wallet?

ESQUIRE: Willie Nelson Wants You to Buy His Music–And His Weed

ESQUIRE: The Making of David Bowie's Lost Soul Album

ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE: The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career

ROLLING STONE: 10 Things We Learned From Elvis Costello’s Brilliant New Memoir

ESQUIRE: John Cleese Picks the Most Gut-Busting Monty Python Sketches

THE DAILY BEAST: Ringo Starr’s Post-Beatles Bliss

ESQUIRE: David Crosby Does Not Give a Single F*ck

ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE: Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

ESQUIRE: Roger Waters Won't Hide His Disdain for Donald Trump

ESQUIRE: Gregg Allman Always Walked Through the Fire

ESQUIRE: 73 Reasons to Love Bob Marley on His 73rd Birthday

QUARTZ: “Pink Floyd is dead. I’m ready to move on.”

THE DAILY BEAST: Goddamn, Dylan’s Sinatra Album Is Great

QUARTZ: Hey haters: rock stars like Miley are supposed to be rebels, and a little crazy

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Articles by Jeff Slate in Guitar World     Articles by Jeff Slate in Guitarist & Music Radar 




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Tom Petty Weekend

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Heartwood Soundstage, 619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Come celebrate Gainesville’s native son with three days of entertainment including music and storytelling.

Thursday October 20th 7-10 pm Friday October 21st 3 – 6 pm Storytelling Music 6 -10 pm Saturday October 22nd 3 -11 pm


VIP Gold Tickets are sold out! VIP SILVER TICKET is $100 for helping to support Tom Petty Weekend and Heartwood Soundstage! Your benefits will include inside entry to our VIP area inside Heartwood, entry to our VIP outside seating area with shade and chairs, Exclusive access to the VIP Bar (inside Heartwood), exclusive access to up to five inside soundstage performances on a first come basis (access limited to VIP Gold and Silver ticket holders), a Festival t-shirt, Festival lanyard and a Festival poster as well as: -access for the entire weekend to the indoor, a/c cooled soundstage room (when not being used for a live show) and indoor bathrooms. -and our eternal gratitude for helping us provide the best in live music in North Central Florida 2 DAY PREMIUM PARKING PASS $50 with VIP $75 without. This pass will give you a guaranteed parking spot for Friday and Saturday. Parking is free on Thursday.


Jake Thistle Tom Leadon Nancy Luca Shine and the Shakers The Mudpies featuring Danny Roberts The Shambles The Annie Dukes Rob Ellis Peck Keith Eveland Someday Honey Paul Zollo Bob Keeling Jeff Slate Maggie Clifford Keith Eveland Sooza Sam Pacetti


Jeff Slate & Friends: 8th Annual Tom Petty Birthday Bash

Beloved classics, deep cuts and lost gems from Damn the Torpedoes, Hard Promises, Southern Accents, Full Moon Fever, the Traveling Wilburys, Wildflowers, Echo and more in an evening celebrating Tom Petty’s 72nd birthday! Live music is back at Hill Country Live! as Jeff Slate & Friends once again lead a celebration of Tom Petty’s birthday at Hill Country Barbeque in New York City on Friday, October 21st.

Jeff and his all-star band – and some very special guests – will treat you to an evening of stellar rock and roll as they dig deep into Tom Petty’s venerable songbook. Jeff Slate made his Hill Country Live! debut in May 2014. Prior to the 2020 lockdown, he returned monthly with stellar, packed shows celebrating Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Tom Petty and others, and playing original music inspired by those legends. Since live music returned he has performed across the U.S. – and returned to Hill Country regularly – to packed houses.

Ages 18+

Doors 8:30pm

Music 9pm

Tickets are $15 in advance, inclusive of all fees.


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