This is one of my most treasured recordings. Sadly, now it is also completely irreplaceable: Jeff Healey passed away after a sudden illness in 2008, at the age of only 41. I feel lucky to be able to say that Jeff was my friend. And mentor. Just about everything I know when it comes to authentic New Orleans-style trad music came from touring with Jeff and thus playing with him every night. Whatever incredible things he did during the show, I could corner him later at the hotel and ask him to lay it out for me. What a great, great talent: the guitar, the voice, the trumpet, the encyclopedic knowledge, the sense of humour. What a great, great loss for all of us. Hope you enjoy the music.