I'm a new poster, and would like to give this thread a bump.
The first time I ever saw Tommy was at a huge venue in 2003, and it was like a religeous experience. I just stood there with my mouth hanging open for about 10 minutes before I could ask someone who he was. Since then I've come to appreciate his more sensitive side and am working on learning his "Morning Aire" from the Endless Road CD.
I recommend his "Live at Shelton Concert Hall" DVD for those who like him - it's 25 songs up close and personal. I think history will remember him as one of the greatest acoustic guitar players ever.