I give. He is the world's greatest guitarist. Of course, he only has three recordings, and I need more variety, as I'm sure that you do. I hope that the rest of the guitarists of the world don't become discouraged. Then again, does being the world's greatest guitarist detract from being the fine arranger that he is?
You mention that he uses a pick. Return to Milltown--the first piece of his that I heard--begins with a repeated lick that I am sure that he is playing with a flatpick. Then I hear what appears to be a fingerstyle accompaniment in the bass. Do you have any idea of how he does this?? And while you are at it, do you know what tunings he favors?
Lastly, how's your playing coming along? Any interesting workshops on the horizon?