Joe can really play , he has a respect for the blues players that came before him , that I respect. His live shows are excellent better than his studio stuff comes across but his last 2 studio albums are really good see Blues of Desperation and the album Redemption. He works well with Beth Hart. Joe is best enjoyed with one of his blu-rays on a big screen and good sound system ......and beer . As far as the ticket prices , people pay to see him play guitar and that he does , he is not a club act any longer.