Sonically, Seasick Steve comes wanders the same road that the late great Junior Kimbrough and RL Burnside did. His blues is the real deal.
Coming from a place so far away from the beer commercial vibe of some modern blues as to be a different genre altogether, Seasick Steve has lived the hard life reflected in his music. Steve doesn’t actually like to be described as a blues artist, he prefers ‘song and dance man,’ but his authentic gutbucket blues are unmistakable.
Watching Steve play his diddley bow is like stepping back to a more primitive time when what you played mattered more than the gear you could afford. Seasick Steve will be playing some UK festival dates in August and September. Check his website for details.
Listen: Seasick Steve - Save Me (live on a one-string diddley bow)