21st Century Bluesman.
Good, passionate post there. Nice corrective to the rather bitter rant from Mr Clarke.
Just to clarify - my comment about being sure performers like Steve were ten-a-penny in the States was laced with an irony that it seems didn't work on the page. Having said that, when its waking up time in the USA someone may post a list of fantastic stuff for us to check out. I'm tempted by the 'Fat Possum' stuff Matt talks about, though I'm jealous that he got to attend the Green Man Festival whilst I had to waste my ticket.
I enjoyed Steve's performance and will try to get to see him live next time he's in Manchester. Makes a nice occasional change from the trad(dish) folk I usually listen to...