The greatest slide guitarist since Duane Allman gives self-indulgence a good name on this terrific live album. Performing for a dance-hall crowd in Louisiana, Landreth is simultaneously tasteful and excessive, crafting extravagant solos with the dynamic range of an orchestra. If the exuberant surge of Pedal to Metal bears a superficial resemblance to old-school blues-rock, theres none of the crude chest-thumping that makes many 70s bands so embarrassing today. Whether soaring and swooping on the instrumental Native Stepson or unleashing a wailing vocal to counterpoint his blazing riffs on Wind in Denver, Landreths light touch makes the most familiar gestures brand new. Grant Street is your chance to boogie without shame.