The Lumineers | photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN / Tom Petty | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN
Listen to The Lumineers cover the late Tom Petty
Today marks one year since Tom Petty tragically passed away. To pay homage to the great rock legend, The Lumineers shared a cover of Petty’s “Walls.”
Vocalist Wesley Schultz commented, “Tom Petty is a musical hero of mine, and ‘Walls’ is such an incredible song. When I got married, my wife walked down the aisle to the song.” The tribute emphasizes Schultz’s vocals, which strains with bottled emotion, backed acoustic guitar and accordion harmonies, a staple of their folksy style.
Listen to the cover of “Walls” below, and grab a download here. All proceeds from the song will benefit MusiCares, a charity that assists members of the music community, providing financial resources and medical support in times of need.