I've seen Taj play 5 times, one of which was at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, where I sat about 8' from him all night. There are several things that impress me about Taj but when it comes to his electric guitar it's always his tone and his playing. I know he typically plays an Ephiphone hollow body but gets the most unique tone from it. Is it a chorus pedal that gives him his unique tone? With his playing, he never ceases to amaze me. The way he be bops around that fretboard and plays intricate stuff while singing is again just very unique to me. He has big hands that seem to be in total control of everything. I've always imagined he could grab a guitar with 20 year old string 1/2" off the fretboard and be strong enough to fingerpick anything he liked. I'm curious if all believe him to be an incredible player or is what he playing also played by hundreds/thousands of other, blues/bayou/whatever is it he plays, pickers? I'm now knowledgeable enough to know that. Have you seen him live? If so in what band incarnation? Unfortunately, I never saw him with the International Rhythm band but I did see him once with the hula blues band. I've never heard him play the reggae (even though Mo Roots is my favorite) but in his book he talks about housing Bob and the band when they were in San Fran once. His dates don't jive with the history books but nonetheless, it's cool they hooked up. Of course then, you have that voice!