Lonnie is generally known for being very smooth. I find his playing a little too repetitive and generally his timing is not very varied when he plays little blues-scale runs as fills between lyric verses. Nonetheless, Lonnie bends with the best of them.
The songs themselves are a bit on the crooner side of the blues, not quite as down and dirty as I generally like it. But ya gotta respect this guy as one of the fathers of the blues. Besides, how can you go wrong with lyrics like "It's a mighty tough titty, but the milk tastes so doggone good" (Jersey Belle Blues)