Why haven't I ever heard of this guy? Oh yeah, because I'm pretty out of it. But as I understand it, a lot of other people haven't heard of him either, people who should have. He's been a sideman for Clapton and George Harrison among others.
I just downloaded Sweet Soulful Music and it's my new favorite CD. His first in 26 years, so that predisposes me to like him. He works slower than I do.
Here's someone on Clapton's level without sounding quite as managed, a plus in my book. Only one song is a cover, and that includes an accordian. Gotta love that.
Oh how it makes my day when I unexpectedly come across a book or an album that I really love!