While Petty and the Heartbreakers are the major selling point of this show, Steve Winwood has his own place in rock history. His work in bands including the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind Faith, and his big-time light-rock output in the '80s, have made him a household name. Now, with a new album out, he's taking it on the road with the main man: Tom Petty. Petty doesn't always get the credit he deserves as a crafty tunesmith, but sometimes, after you've forgotten just how much you love his music, you can put on one of his records and remember why you fell for it: his to-the-point lyricism and raw, genuine human emotion. It's a big deal—there's something to be said for a rock legend that makes you all cozy-hearted just by the very sound of his warm drawl—and it all comes together tonight.
Wed., July 23, 6:30 p.m., 2008