You’d be hard pressed to find a more joyous rock ‘n’ roll busman’s holiday.

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Mudcrutch yielded two fine slabs and an EP (whatever that means in the 21st Century).  Akin to Heartbreakers’ bassists Ron Blair and the late Howie Epstein, Tom Petty worked the pocket to serve the singer (himself) and the songs with economy and expertise. 

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My choice cut from this spirited triumvirate is Petty’s homage to his beloved Byrds with a rave up of “Lover of the Bayou” from their 2008 debut platter. 

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