Abe plays that acoustic guitar like he hasn?t done anything else for his entire life,he also seems to enjoy writing songs with a jam attitude to them coz I get the impression these songs would sound different if we heard him perform them on stage. I wouldn?t be too surprised if it?s a bit like he?s adjusting to whatever mood he?s in or depending on the atmosphere of the place Abe is going to play at. This kinda laid back acoustic based music without drums should really suit a small club just perfect,that is also the problem with the record coz I believe his songs do sound so much better live - he needs to communicate with the audience to make the songs bloom. These studio versions works alright in small doses but the whole 50 minutes in one take only makes me sleepy,he sold 4,000 copies of his previous album "Acousticrockjazzfunk" so Abe has a loyal fanbase in the windy city. Cool fact though that AQ is a huge fan of Styx,hands up!