With all due respect to his greatness, influence and longevity, Buddy is really more of an "entertainer" than guitar player these days. Saw him at his club (for the 2nd time) a few years ago and also at the Eric Clapton Crossroads Festival in 2007. He is certainly still fun to watch, but they playing chops are a shadow of what they once were. I want to say it was the mid 90's when I saw him the first time. Just an observation; I'm not trying to disrespect the man by any means.