I watch some guitarists and I smile. I smile a lot. Out of all of my talents, my guitar playing is the area I spend a lot of practice in improving, about an hour a day.
The balancing act between songwriting, arranging and singing, as well as accompanying myself on guitar sometimes suffers a bit as I focus on my guitar.
Prior to taking the stage, I strive to produce a polished product. I know for some, spontaneity is their touchstone but for myself, that's a lesser consideration. Reproducing what I rehearse, in a manner that makes it sound fresh, is one of my talents. I've failed if I'm merely calling it in.
Performance is a necessary, critical area - I will not disappoint.