Amoeba Music is proud to be a sponsor of The Drop at the Grammy Museum featuring Benmont Tench on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available here. The show will feature a solo performance by Tench, as well as a conversation with the artist.
Who is Benmont Tench, you might ask? The keyboardist has been called the quintessential sideman. He's a founding member of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, having played on all of their recordings, the list of other artists whose recordings he's played on represents some of the all-time cream of the crop, including Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Green Day, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Dixie Chicks, The Replacements, John Prine, Waylon Jennings, John Fogerty, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones and Johnny Cash.
That alone would be enough to hang a career cap on, but now Tench is releasing his solo debut album, You Should Be So Lucky, Feb. 18 on Blue Note. It was produced by Glyn Johns, recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and features Tench on lead vocals, piano and organs, with a core band of Don Was, Ethan Johns, Blake Mills and Jeremy Stacey and contributions from Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Joel Jerome, Tom Petty and Ringo Starr.