I’m currently listening to Jim Croce, “Lost Time In A Bottle” on Spotify. Love this CD! I’m going to ask for a copy of this for my birthday so I can listen to it in my car. It’s mostly very sparsely produced versions of his tunes, live versions, etc.
Jim Croce toured as a duo. He performed lead vocals and mostly rhythm guitar. He brought Maury Muehleisen with him for his performances in later years, complimenting his rhythm guitar playing with very tasteful lead guitar licks. I love this very minimalistic approach to Croce’s excellent songs. To me, it’s really timeless, because the sound of an acoustic guitar never really goes out of style.
I’m also currently reading his biography, written by his widow. She talks a lot in the book about how about half of his stage show was his banter about his songs, life, etc. It’s really interesting listening to these live recordings, because you get to hear a lot of that here. Very entertaining.