The Project's eighth album is light on originals, which only underscores the band's prowess. The group makes Etta James' "At Last" sound like an original, stretching out the classic and filling it with Dussault's weeping harmonica, turning it into the kind of slow-dance song that ends too soon. For "City of New Orleans -- 2005," Dussault breaks out his pen, paying tribute to the wounded city with a righteous anger befitting one of its true sons. For a couple of minutes, Dussault's Clevelander status becomes a mere technicality.
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.