I saw him a few weeks ago in Pittsburgh... his voice sounded really stronger than it has been. He also has been playing on this last tour some songs that haven't been recorded yet.
I was at the show at Mr. Small's too and I agree that Chris's voice was even more amazing than usual. His voice was much stronger than when I saw him back in March, and that show blew me away too! I really hope he records studio versions of the new songs he played at the show: "Cold Comfort" and "Done Is Done." But I've had Covered in the Flood on repeat for weeks now, so good!