i agree with this wholeheartedly. i think for many fans of his music the vocal limitations are part of the charm. his songwriting style at its best is very personal and more "small" than grandiose like a robert plant, etc. that's i think why "smaller" songs like "Bristol Shore" and "I Promise I Will Try" resonate so much than his rocking Hendrix covers, which IMO are borderline laughable.EJ is one of the greatest virtuosos of the guitar ever, but like most of the virtuoso guitarists, his voice is merely 'good enough' to get the point across.
That said, his vocals on the 'Tones' album are very good throughout.
Eric has a fine voice, what are you talking about? I only have Tones, but thought he sang well.I’m a big EJ fan, and will even tolerate his occasional singing, but I’m disappointed. There are too many great acoustic guitar artists and albums out there for a mediocre effort like this.