Mudcrutch at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA

 
Tom Petty of Mudcrutch
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Performing with the quintet in which he started out in 1970, the iconic Petty smiled lots and raised his arms with genuine gratitude as Mudcrutch performed to a sold-out Tabernacle in Atlanta, Ga., on June 2. 

While Petty assumed lead vocals on most songs, he deferred to his band mates on several ... the kind of merriment that comes from playing with longtime friends. 

Aside from a handful of covers, Mudcrutch played originals from its 2008 debut and recent sophomore album, "2."  No Petty hits on this night, and they weren't really missed. Not with Mudcrutch arrangements that created opportunities for backwoods picking to mingle with gospel harmonies, a bit of barroom blues and gifted instrumentalists adding textures without risk of losing hold of the pulse. 

Stage at the Tabernacle in Atlanta.
Tom Petty greeting the crowd with open arms.
 
Tom Petty smiles at the crowd in the balcony.


Keyboardist Benmont Tench approaches the stage.

Herb Pedersen

Tom Petty


Mike Campbell

Tom Leadon and Herb Pedersen

Randall March

Tom Leadon and Herb Pedersen

Tom Petty

Tom Leadon

Tom Petty

Mike Campbell

Tom Petty

Mike Campbell

Tom Petty

Mike Campbell

Tom Petty and Tom Leadon

Tom Petty

Tom Petty
 
 The Shelters, who are produced by Tom Petty opened the evening.
 
Chase Simpson of The Shelters.

Sebastian Harris of The Shelters.

Josh Jove of The Shelters.

Jacob Pillot of The Shelters.
 

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.