It’s not a combination your mind would likely conjure up: blues slide guitarist and vocalist Roy Rogers, Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Badi Assad and Carlos Reyes, who contributes both violin and stringed harp. They call both the trio and their debut album StringShot, but the CD cover makes sure you know what to expect: “Blues & Latin,” it proclaims right under the title, but even then, that’s not nearly the whole story. From the start, on Rogers’ “Blues for Brazil,” the oversized influence of Assad is made clear. The tune glides along with the lilt of a classic bossa nova, without a hint of what these three have in mind until Rogers rips out his first solo a minute in. It flows that way throughout, trashing genre distinctions, there isn’t a player more dominant than the others but no one is taking a backseat either. “Back to Havana,” co-penned by Reyes and Rogers, is a feast of sleek guitar and irrepressible percussive flair, while at the other extreme is “Desires,” a dreamy Reyes ballad that luxuriates in sweet harp and gentle acoustic guitar. StringShot is the greatest stretch for Rogers, who has, simply put, never attempted anything remotely like it before. While his trademark slide lines and meaty electric licks are never too far away, he seems to be more than content with wholly dismissing what’s expected of him. It’s a thoroughly delectable treat.