“ hasn’t reinvented the wheel, but it has pushed it in a different direction
stance. Yet even those shenanigans can get a little stale after 40-odd years of playing Mama Roux every time you hit the stage (though his post-katrina album City that Care Forgot bucked that trend), which is where Auerbach and Locked Down come in.
Like many vintage acts before him, Rebennack has benefited hugely already from the collaboration. Locked Down hasn’t reinvented the wheel, but it has pushed it in a different direction, which gives Rebennack new momentum and, perhaps, a new audience too.