I'm glad you brought up New Orleans because Snooks Eaglin is the antidote to all the reasons folks gave for not fully embracing Roy B. In my musical world, Snooks is a towering figure that could do everything and Roy is a footnote who influenced Jeff Beck. Hard but true. Snooks stayed alive longer than Roy and it didn't help him in terms of notoriety. The guitar hero worship guild is run by white guys who want histrionics and some kinda climax. (see: Bonamassa). But - compare the live set of Snooks recorded in '85 on YouTube to the Roy B ACL show. One is a phenomenally talented guitarist that played a wide range of tunes and was there to entertain and play songs and usually have a chance to play a great solo in each one. The other one's whole performance was built around showcasing "what he could do on guitar" w/ loooooong solos being the focus and songs being just something he needed to do to get to the solos. *The Grateful Dead - Always better live. Besides two records (we all know which ones) I only listen to live stuff. So superior to the dry, uncomfortable studio records it's ridiculous.