Don’t Back Down, Maryland's premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band energizes audiences with songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 13-albums, plus solo albums, Mud Crutch and Traveling Wilburys. Mark O’Dell Chris Huntington, John Nichols, Tom Sabia, Mike Ward, Evan Cooper
Don’t Back Down, Maryland's premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band energizes audiences with songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 13-albums, plus solo albums, Mud Crutch and Traveling Wilburys. Mark O’Dell Chris Huntington, John Nichols, Tom Sabia, Mike Ward, Evan Cooper

Whether the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has been the sound track to your life, or you’re just looking for an exciting live rock experience, look no further than Maryland’s premier Tom Petty tribute band, Don’t Back Down.

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Through accomplished musicianship and enthusiastic delivery, Don’t Back Down energizes audiences with a diverse mix of songs from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ extensive 41-year, 13-album repertoire, including tracks from Tom Petty’s three solo albums, Mud Crutch and The Traveling Wilburys.

Don’t Back Down was formed in 2017 by a handful of seasoned Baltimore-based musicians who share a mutual love and respect for one of the most prolific songwriters of our time and for the band that produced one of the greatest American rock catalogues in history.

Don’t Back Down band members include: Mark O’Dell on guitar and lead vocals; Chris Huntington on lead guitar and vocals; John Nichols on bass and vocals; Tom Sabia on drums; and special guests, Mike Ward and Evan Cooper on keyboards and vocals.

Through accomplished musicianship and enthusiastic delivery, Don’t Back Down energizes audiences with a diverse mix of songs from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ extensive 41-year, 13-album repertoire, including tracks from Tom Petty’s three solo albums, Mud Crutch and The Traveling Wilburys.

Don’t Back Down was formed in 2017 by a handful of seasoned Baltimore-based musicians who share a mutual love and respect for one of the most prolific songwriters of our time and for the band that produced one of the greatest American rock catalogues in history.

Don’t Back Down band members include: Mark O’Dell on guitar and lead vocals; Chris Huntington on lead guitar and vocals; John Nichols on bass and vocals; Tom Sabia on drums; and special guests, Mike Ward and Evan Cooper on keyboards and vocals.

It is with great humility and respect that Don’t Back Down strives to present audiences with truly authentic versions of these great songs — keeping the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers alive in the hearts of life-long fans, new fans and budding rock musicians everywhere.

Don’t Back Down, Maryland's premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band energizes audiences with songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 13-albums, plus solo albums, Mud Crutch and Traveling Wilburys. Mark O’Dell Chris Huntington, John Nichols, Tom Sabia, Mike Ward, Evan Cooper

2021 SHOWS

Have Love WILL Travel

Don't Back Down, Maryland's premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band, celebrates the Music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the 54th Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival 2021
SAT. JUNE 26 - 7PM
54th Groundhog Festival
Punxsutawney, PA
SUN AUG 22 – 1PM
Tolchester Marina / Shanty Bar
Chestertown, MD

2020 SHOWS

SAT FEB 15 - 9PM
Hollywood Casino
Charles Town, WV
THUR MAR 5 - 9PM
Private Charity
Annapolis, MD
POSTPONED
SUN JUN 7 – 6PM
Ladew Gardens
Monkton, MD
POSTPONED
FR JUL 3 – 8PM
Dundalk Heritage Fair
Dundalk, MD
POSTPONED
THURS JUL 9 – 10PM
The Purple Moose Saloon
Ocean City, MD
POSTPONED
FRI AUG 7 – 6PM
Rockville Town Square
Rockville, MD
POSTPONED
THURS AUG 20 – 10PM
The Purple Moose Saloon
Ocean City, MD
POSTPONED
SUN AUG 23 – 1PM
Tolchester Marina / Shanty Bar
Chestertown, MD
POSTPONED
SAT SEPT 25 – 8PM
Private Charity
Alexandria, VA
POSTPONED

VIDEO

The Best of Everything

In the Studio

Refugee
The Waiting
You Wreck Me
Listen To Her Heart
I Won’t Back Down
Running Down A Dream
Saving Grace
Into the Great Wide Open

Live Clips

Hollywood Casino, WV • Feb. 2020
(You Don’t Know How It Feels / Breakdown / Handle w/Care / Even the Losers / Running Down a Dream)
Don’t Do Me Like That
I Need To Know / Here Comes My Girl Intro
Wild Flowers / Mary Jane’s Last Dance
Into the Great Wide Open
Breakdown
You Wreck Me
Little Honey Bee
Learning To Fly
You Got Lucky
Good To Be King
Running Down A Dream
American Girl

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Angel Dream (No.4) tribute.
Wildflowers tribute.
Free Fallin’ for AM/FM Autumn Anthems
Turning Point tribute.
Walls (Circus) tribute.
The King’s Highway tribute.
The Golden Rose deep-cut tribute.
Insider with Mark O’Dell, featuring Lo Marie
Don’t Fade On Me (A tribute to a friend.)
The Waiting Studio B-Roll Special!
Keeping Me Alive quarantine fun!
Big Weekend quarantine fun.
Blue Sunday • Deep-cut tribute.
Christmas All Over Again

PRESS

So You Want To Be A Rock-n-Roll Star

Authentic as it comes! Solid, sincere and super-talented, it's a tribute and then some.

Andrew G.Watershed Entertainment

Old King’s Road

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Booking

Too Much Ain’t Enough

For booking inquiries please contact:

Head-On Entertainment, Inc.

Baltimore, MD
410.903.8634 (office)
headonent@gmail.com

Please feel free to download the band’s one-sheet here »