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This impressive album assures that New Orleans music will live strong and healthy into the next generation. A collaboration between a couple of once upstarts, now stalwarts of the new roots-music generation, this is good-time music. Corey Harris plays slide-steel guitar and about 90 other styles, slipping his strings between the 88 piano

 

 

 

keys that Henry Butler dances across. On the collaborative tracks, which make up most of the album, their two instruments leave no room for others. They’re tight as yarn, weaving together like a Mardi Gras Indian headdress. Each also makes solo performances. They’ve been compared to great partnerships like Tampa Red & Georgia Tom,