Petty & The Heartshakers

Singer/Multi-instrumentalist Dan Grennes was told nearly every day of his adult life how much he looked like Tom Petty. Dan had always admired the incredible talents of the monster songwriter/performer, but never fully dove into his vast song vault or triumphant music industry battles until 2016 when watching the documentary “Runnin’ Down a Dream”. He was completely taken in by the fact that Tom and the Heartbreakers never tried to be anyone but themselves and fought tooth and limb to stay that way musically, and beyond. The result was their unique, yet somehow familiar sound that is unmistakable and evolved naturally without losing their true identity.

Being able to relate to Petty’s humble southern upbringing, and having the same vocal range, Dan was able to emulate the essence of Tom while still putting his true musical soul into it.

Grennes then got to assembling an all-star band worthy of carrying the torch of the mighty Heartbreakers sound and musicianship. With Les Warner from The Cult, his Rock of Ages friends Chris Cicchino and Andy Gerold, Brenda Fitz on keys and vocals (Kip Winger, Tinnitis), and Sara D’Arce on background vocals (La India), the band was complete.
This group is an incredibly organic, yet accurate version of the great Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and should not be missed.

Emerging Artists

EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE

Sarah Lightman

Sarah LightmanSarah has been surrounded by music throughout her entire life, but it wasn’t until she started street performing on the streets of Los Angeles, CA in 2016 that she decided to pursue her career as a singer/songwriter. She has since released an EP, two singles, & a music video which is played in rotation at Universal City Walk, LA; has established residencies with several venues, been endorsed by Luna Guitars, Empire Ears, & Cleartone strings, and performed on The NAMM Show MAIN STAGE in 2019. Her music video, Noteworthy, shares the spotlight in rotation with work from legendary artists such as Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Sean Mendes, Diplo, and more!

Sarah persists through focus and hard work to inspire and support others. Above all, she strives to create music that will emotionally connect individuals on a higher caliber of being. These values have been adopted from her late-father, Aaron Lightman, who was an outspoken advocate for improving mental health through the arts and the following of one’s passion. Known for her uniquely soulful voice and smooth, clear tone that cuts like a knife, she aims to provide a refreshing outlet for pop listeners. Sarah is scheduled to travel the US throughout 2019 to promote anti-bullying and suicide awareness with Stand4kind. She will be dropping a new album by this summer. Her music is available for listening and purchasing through ALL online major music platforms and on CD format at her shows or through her website.

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