Hey BigFro, Jerry was a great player, but far from the only one from his era and not the end all either.
Butler can get a good grove on the axe too. He has gone a bit mainstream, maybe he wants to make a good living ala Jack Johnson. He's not the only one to try that(see Trey's solo crap)
I like that he is shooting high, making an album like "Rumors" won't be easy. The Columbian air drops in Sausalito have gotten way more expensive!