I sat in front of the dude all night in Detroit a few weeks ago. Not 10 feet away. I watched him with very critical eyes and ears. He nailed everything. He didn't play a bad note all night. He only glanced at the music stand once that evening. His style was great. He seemed to enjoy himself. Good connection with the rest of the band. They often gave him nods of approval. His tone was killer. Old Jr through an old Marshall. His slide was great. I don't know what to tell you. I enjoyed the evening and I had no idea who the guy was. I listened to his solo stuff and I wasn't crazy about it. But he's a fit for the Crowes. Based on the night I saw him.