JJ Cale Welcomes Petty

JJ CALE WELCOMES TOM PETTY AND HEARTBREAKER MIKE CAMPBELL
ON FIRST STOP OF SOLD-OUT TOUR, AT McCABE'S IN L.A.

JJ Cale
JJ Cale kicked off his first solo tour in five years over the weekend, supporting his acclaimed new album Roll On (Rounder Records). The tour began with two shows at McCabe's in Los Angeles, on March 27 and 28. On the second evening, fans were treated to an unannounced appearance by Tom Petty and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, who sat in with Cale for the second half of his set.

AOL Spinner was on the scene and noted "Petty seemed suitably humbled to be up there alongside Cale." Read the full review here.

The initial thirteen dates of the JJ Cale tour sold out briskly, and three more dates have recently been added. Cale's backing band on this tour includes Bill Raffensperger (bass), Walt Richmond (keys), David Teegarden (drums/percussion) and James Cruce (drums/percussion). All but Cruce recorded with Cale on Roll On.

A portion of the proceeds from each show on the tour, which extends through April 15, will be donated to local animal shelters and rescue efforts.

For more on JJ Cale and his new album, check out JamBase Editor-in-Chief Kayceman's official bio at www.shorefire.com/clients/jjcale.

JJ Cale tour dates available here.

[Published on: 3/31/09]

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Smittea Tue 3/31/2009 09:29AM
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Smittea

I welcome Petty too!

Smittea Tue 3/31/2009 09:29AM
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Smittea

Second ....and First!!!

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 09:35AM
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moephishH2O

I cannot freakin wait to see JJ on Sunday in Eugene!

hedspace starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 10:12AM
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Can't wait to see him in Santa Cruz on Friday!!!!

GeorgieP Tue 3/31/2009 10:14AM
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GeorgieP

Smittea, I really hope you're joking with that "first" stuff.

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 11:06AM
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HoodooVoodoo

I saw him on Sunday night in Solana Beach. I was a little bumbed by how short the show was. Lots of really old people there too.

Dire46daysWolf Tue 3/31/2009 12:18PM
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Dire46daysWolf

Petty is more than welcome

Jokerman starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 12:59PM
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you can welcome petty all you want but he wasn't welcomed by jj, mike campbell was...dont be such a der da derrrrrrrr

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 01:22PM
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HoodooVoodoo

"We were sitting backstage talking and I said, 'Tom, you want to sing one?'" Cale said. Petty picked 'I'd Like to Love You, Baby,' which Cale said created one problem. "I'd never played it live and I told him, 'I don't remember it.' Tom said, 'I'll show you.' So if you can believe it, Tom Petty was backstage showing me one of my songs," Cale said, laughing.

Crouching Critter starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 04:01PM
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"Tulsa Sound" and Cale fans might like to read this thing I wrote

Red Dirt's Tulsa Sound

pg 17

http://www.currentland.com/Portals/0/archives/The%20Current%20-%20March%202009.pdf

Smittea Wed 4/1/2009 10:53AM
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Smittea

pimpmcgeorge -- Smittea, I really hope you're joking with that "first" stuff.

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I was... sorry :(