Note: Originally posted Nov 24, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Excerpt from Concert Review: Tom Petty Wraps Up Retrospective Tour With Galvanizing Hollywood Bowl Stand by Chris Willman (Variety: September 23, 2017)
The only significant change-up [i Tom Petty’s band] for the 2017 tour has been the addition of two female backup singers, England’s Webb Sisters, who get to do a few more choreographed moves than they did back when they were supporting Leonard Cohen. Though ever-present, their support was mostly more textural, if not almost subliminal. But they did manage to finally make “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (one of the few Petty songs ever to spotlight female vocals on record) adhere more to the original. They also got louder and clearer on “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” an only slightly startling addition to a perennial previously untouched by female larynxes.
Posted yesterday at the Webb Sisters Facebook Page
These photos were taken at the Sept 20, 2013 Leonard Cohen Concert by Maarten Massa. Also see Brilliant Photos: The 2013 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa – Gallery 2. Even more shots taken by Maarten at this show can be found at his Facebook album: Final European concert of the Old Ideas World Tour 2013
Note: Originally posted 2Sept 27, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
While we haven’t seen the sort of gymnastics they performed on the Leonard Cohen tours, Charley & Hattie Webb remain lively as backup singers for Tom Petty. This video shows their response to The Lumineers at Safeco Field opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.