Mudcrutch

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... read moreBefore Tom Petty moved to L.A. in the mid-'70s and found fame with the Heartbreakers, he was the singer/bassist for country-rockers Mudcrutch in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida. Three decades later, Petty and Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell (also original Mudcrutchers) got back...

Key songs

Scare Easy
Mudcrutch
4:35
Shady Grove
Mudcrutch
3:58
Lover Of The Bayou
Mudcrutch
4:32
Crystal River (Live Version)
Mudcrutch
15:00
Orphan Of The Storm
Mudcrutch
4:06

Key albums

Mudcrutch
Mudcrutch
2008
2
2
2016

Biography

Active: 1960s-2010s
Country Of origin: United States of America
Group Members: Tom Petty , Charlie Souza , Benmont Tench

Formed in Gainesville, FL, in 1970, Mudcrutch were essentially a precursor to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, with a then 17-year-old Tom Petty on bass, Mike Campbell and Tom Leadon (the brother of ex-Eagle Bernie Leadon) on guitars, Benmont Tench on keyboards, and Randall Marsh on drums. Popular on the Florida bar circuit, Mudcrutch relocated to L.A. in 1974 and was offered a recording contract from Leon Russell and Denny Cordell's Shelter Records, but the band splintered before any significant recording was completed, although Petty remained under contract to Shelter as a solo artist. In time, the band drifted back together, this time with Petty and Campbell on guitars, Tench on keyboards, and a rhythm section of Ron Blair on bass and Stan Lynch on drums. Calling themselves Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, they assumed Petty's solo contract with Shelter Records and released the self-titled Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers LP on the label in 1976. The rest, as they say, is history. In the summer of 2007, Petty, Campbell, Tench, Leadon, and Marsh reunited as Mudcrutch and recorded an album, the self-titled Mudcrutch, which was released a year later in 2008 on Reprise Records. The band followed the album with a limited tour. The EP Mudcrutch Extended Play Live was also released in 2008, featuring four songs done in concert performance. Mudcrutch reconvened in 2015 to begin work on a second album. The resulting 2 appeared in May of 2016. ~ Steve Leggett~ Rovi

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