"The depth of the care and effort that Southern Accents put into their stage-presence and matching Petty’s moves & music separates them far from any other tribute band out there; they play it like it was their very own while showing respect to its original creator through their bold & perfect impression. They bring the timeless melodies, sweet rhythms and wild rock-music of Tom Petty to the stage for everyone to experience & fall in love with all over again, passionately, accurately and vibrantly, recreating some of the most important songs to have ever been written throughout our music’s history. Featuring some of Nashville's best musicians, but this ain't no Country band! They full-on ROCK!!"
– Keith Eveland, President Tom Petty Nation! Fan Club, 65,000+ Members
"Just close your eyes at the show and you won't know the difference between Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Southern Accents. Howie would definitely appreciate you guys."
– Bradley "BJ" Epstein, brother of late Heartbreaker Howie Epstein
"I have always enjoyed seeing TPATH. Now that I sadly can’t do that anymore, I will and did enjoy this tribute band !! They had a great selection of Tom’s music! They are not trying to replace Tom, but to celebrate him!! Southern Accents were happy to share their talents with the people that love and miss TPATH! I will definitely see them again if they are in the area!"
"Last night I was privileged to see Southern Accents: A Tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and I was blown away by what I experienced. Southern Accents has accomplished what every tribute band should accomplish in their pursuit of presenting the music of a band that they claim to bring to the masses: An EXACT REPLICA of the music, the experience, the feel and nostalgia of the band they are paying tribute to.
The sound was dead on. The vocals were dead on. The players were dead on. The overall experience was dead on. It truly was a Tom Petty experience and I am all the luckier for having attended it.
This is without a doubt, the best Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute in North America by far. Well done boys. You have reached a bar that almost all other tributes have to aspire to but haven't made it yet."
– David Lowry (Lead guitar in Le Bel Age - A Pat Benatar Tribute, and Winds of Change - a Jefferson Starship Tribute)