Just saw Kottke play live in Ojai, CA last nite (05-15-04) and reminded me so much of this album that I had years ago as an LP. He played many of the same songs (especially when he was called back for TWO encores!) along with a lot of new, very complicated stuff. He is the quinessential American acoustic guitar virtuoso. The performance was typically low-key with lots of silly banter between songs. The music is a combination of folk and classical.