re. mix....yeah, chalk it up to the limitations of recording on a cell phone. i too wish there was a little more "EQ mixing" that could have been done, but then again....those "intricacies" of my gtr playing (cough, cough) are maybe just as front and center as they need be!
i'm still figuring out how to play guitar w this small and limited instrumentation. i'm enjoying the challenge, but man, when it comes to gtr playing, i'm used to soloing over a full band/rhythm section w the sustain of an elec gtr! i like to leave some space and "breath" when soloing, but that's not usually the way to go here. Going from playing rhythm to soloing on an acoustic w just a violin "chopping", or playing simple fills, or nothing at all....that's definitely a work in progress! my hat is off to the folks who pull that off well.
glad all is well w you and your's!