Byrds Aficionado Tom Petty Produces Byrds’ Chris Hillman’s Tom Petty Cover Because Why Wouldn’t He
Aug 10, 2017Scott James
Country rock trailblazer Chris Hillman, who is a founding member of both The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, will be releasing his first album in about a decade next month, with the apropos title Bidin’ My Time. The disc was produced by Tom Petty, who is a longtime fan of The Byrds; he’s covered their tunes over the years, and chiming Byrds-like guitars have often made an appearance in Petty tunes.
Hillman returned the favors by including his version of Petty’s Wildflowers on the new album, and his set-a-spell-on-the-front-porch treatment appears below.