In February 2017 rock legend Tom Petty will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year by some of rock's biggest names including longtime Epi fans Gary Clark Jr
., the Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, and Regina Spektor. T-Bone Burnett will direct the show which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Gibson and Epiphone are longtime supporters of MusiCares which provides a safety net of critical assistance for musicians in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. You can bet some surprise guests are sure to show up as well. Last year's recipient Bob Dylan used the event to give a speech that became a social media sensation for its candor and its bare-knuckled bravado. You can bet that Mr. Petty--who has often fought the music industry over pricing and ticket sales--will have a lot to say himself.
If Mr. Clark is performing, bets are strong he'll be there with his Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. Blak & Blu Casino
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