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Calexico: The roots remain the same

John Convertino and Joey Burns of Calexico. The band performs Saturday night at the Granada in Lawrence. You can take Calexico out of the Southwest but you can’t take the Southwest out of Calexico. In December 2011, the duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino traveled to the Algiers section of New Orleans and for 12 days settled in to the cozy confines of the Living Room recording studio to record part of Calexico’s ninth studio album, “Algiers.” “It was a great place to record for many reasons,” Burns told the Star. “The studio is a converted 1930 Baptist church...