“Stephen is from Virginia. In addition to traditional acoustic guitar, he plays harp guitar. I love what he does on this album. The playing is great, everything is beautifully recorded, and Stephen’s compositions are tremendous.
“His style is very pure – just him with the guitar and a mic in front of him. He doesn’t need any more than that. If you listen to this record, it’s another lesson in making melodies and chords work together. There are some great subtleties in his playing, and I love the silence in his left hand – he’s very quiet when he plays.
“There are a couple of songs on this album that, every time I listen to them, I repeat them three or four times – they’re that spectacular.”