Steve Bassett, coauthor of “Sweet Virginia Breeze,” Virginia’s state song, has released a new album that critics are calling the finest of his music career. The new album, called “Tres Leches,” is a blend of swampy southern rock with New Orleans funk and soul. Think Little Feat, Allen Toussaint, and Allman Brothers. Along with the musicianship and heartfelt lyrics of Bassett, Richmonders will recognize Dusty Ray Simmons (Cris Jacobs, Fear of Music, DJ Williams Projekt) on drums, bassist Bob Rupe (The Silos, Cracker), Russell Lacy (Virginia Moonwalker, Microwaves), and Corey Wells on lead and slide guitars. Throughout the album, Bassett moves from Hammond B3, piano, and Wurlitzer. Songs like “Good Train” touch on Bassett’s life experience as a performer, sound man, and roadie. Father and son duo, Bruce and Adrian Olsen, engineered and mixed each session using vintage gear and minimal overdubs to add warmth and that old school feeling of live magical performances. Topping off the album, Bassett opted for a slice of Kuba Kuba’s Tres Leches as the cover of his latest album. The album is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and at www.stevebassettmusic.com. CDs are available as well at www.stevebassettmusic.com.