Benmont Tench Enlists Allstars For Debut Solo Album

On February 18 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench will release his debut solo album, You Should Be So Lucky, on Blue Note Records. Tench has enlisted the help of many musical friends for his Glyn Johns-produced turn in the spotlight after five decades in the industry including a core band of Don Was, Ethan Johns, Blake Mills and Jeremy Stacey and contributions by Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Joel Jerome, Tom Petty and Ringo Starr.

[Photo by Chad Anderson]

This morning Rolling Stone has premiered audio of the first single off Benmont's album - "Blonde Girl, Blue Dress." The song features Tom Petty on bass, Ringo Starr on tambourine and David Rawlings & Gillian Welch providing backing vocals. Take a listen:

Tench will celebrate the release of the album with a pair of shows at Largo in Los Angeles on February 20 and 21.

[via Rolling Stone]

[Published on: 12/16/13]

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