Mojo / V

Tom Petty doing his best Dylan, John Couger Mellencamp and early Steve Earle come to mind listening to Boston-based Cate’s album (his fifth, apparently). His songs, featuring a solid roots-rock band, are mostly about love, particularly love gone wrong, and mostly mid-tempo to upbeat, (he’s less convincing on slow ballads like May the Road Rise to Meet You). Highlights: engaging opening track Let You Run- almost joyously defiant – Pettyesque Still in Love with Her and rockabilly Television.

– Sylvie Simmons