He was one of the first folk musicians I saw in a live performance,probably in 69,70. I was just getting interested in playing folk / blues. When I saw him play I knew immediately,"That's how I want to play the guitar".
I've had the pleasure of seeing him 20 or so times over the years,as recent as last Saturday night in the little town of Wellsboro PA. As usual,he put on an excellent performance.
I wish him a full & speedy recovery.
BTW. I still can't play as good as he does.