FYI...I've known JA, been his friend for 30+ yrs. and can tell you for fact that he NEVER studied Bobby (who I also know). John had always been into Chet and Les and Wes and all the GREATS of that genre as well as other genres. They are both around the same age. Fact is that Bobby's brother Russell played in one of John's bands in the 80's (Hearts on Fire) where JA played in a style remeniscent of James Burton / Albert Lee. JA has been gigging in The Boston scene since '76 and has gone through several style shifts. To say JA "studied" Keyes is an insult to John's talent and obvious ability. PS: BTW..John auditioned for Bruford in London around '74ish just after Bruford left Crimson BEFORE he played with Holldsworth or Ray Gomez. Prior to John forming The Streets.