Quah is one of the greatest solo folk guitar dude records of the last five centuries. It’s in fact preferable to many venerated loner psych weirdo guitar dude records that fetch hundreds of dollars online. It’s certainly preferable to hear Kaukonen’s warm voice to Basho’s cracked crooning. But those are clearly apples and oranges, and while Basho and many of his contemporaries are long gone, Kaukonen is still here, and going super strong. He is always entertaining; dude’s a great storyteller. I’ve seen him a handful of times in the past thirty years, and he’s always nimble with that fingerpicking and nuanced in the way he approaches Piedmont and country blues and folk.