“The only thing that excites me more than putting out an album is Tom Petty putting one out,” recent Keyboard cover artist Rob Thomas remarked after hearing this brilliant new release. We know the feeling! Mojo is a raucous, blues-drenched barrage of rock ’n’ roll righteousness. With smoldering keyboard work from the alwaysinspiring Benmont Tench, Mojo is proof positive of Petty’s continued recorded relevance. Recommended. (Reprise, tompetty.com)
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers “Refugee”
Tom Petty made it clear that you don’t have to live like a refugee — and if you follow Benmont Tench’s example, you don’t have to play like one either. Benmont’s B-3 work on the classic hit makes the song soar, largely due to strong-yet-simple chords that he uses to lift up the chorus.