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Jeff Slate Returns

The Tom Petty Project

23-02-2024 • 1 hr 19 mins

This is a special non-Petty episode of the podcast. I haven’t recorded one in ages, but when former guest Jeff Slate reached out to me to ask if I’d be interested in talking to him about his new single which is out now and the album it’s from which will drop in May, it wasn’t a hard sell for me as I'm a fan of both his music and his writing.

We had a great chat about throwaway lyrics, production differences when you bring in outside voices, and recording an album with people in remote locations during a pandemic lockdown. Jeff’s new album features a glittering array of star names, from Dave Stewart to Earl Slick, to Duff McKagan, all the way to OG heartbreaker Ron Blair.

Listen to Jeff's fantastic new single, (Broken) Without You, here: and check out his website for merch, dates, and other info here:

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All music, including the theme song, provided by my very best friend Randy Woods. Check him out at

The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you’re looking for Tom’s music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to for official merchandise.

Thanks to Warren Zanes for the invaluable resource that is his biography of Tom Petty. A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.

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