This is a very cool cover of the famous Tom Petty song. It's done as sort of a hip/folky anthem. I think it really makes the song lyrics shine and it shows off both the gravitas of Marty Stuart and his band's music chops and singing talents.
Preview Marty Stuart's latest album, Way Out West.
About Marty Stuart
It's tough to lay out everythign Marty Stuart has done in his career. He has won just about every award there is to win, including awards from The Grammys, The Country Music Association, the Academy of Coutnry Music, and the Americana Music Association Awards. One of his Grammy was for the song "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" which he co-wrote with Travis Tritt. He's always been a little bit subversive. In the early 90's, Marty Stuart and Travis toured for a couple of years and called their tour the "No Hats" tour because there were so many suburbanite country music wannabe acts that thought they were country because they wore cowboy hats on stage. I like that about him.
Marty Stuart also worked with Johnny Cash in the 80's and worked with cash on the "Class of '55" album which brought together a bunch of the early rock & roll dudes like Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc. After that recording session Carl Perkins gave Marty Stuart his guitar.
Marty Stuart has also launched his own record label called Superlatone Records. He uses the label to reissue overlooked southern gospel and roots music. It's a labor of love for him and his releases have garnered critical acclaim.
Marty Stuart is also an avid collector of music memorabilia and his collection has been displayed in the Tennessee State museum of art.
Marty Stuart does a little bit of everything. But the thing I like about him is his musical presence. It's hard to describe, but he has a presence on stage that is solid, like the music means something.