introducing: seasick steve
    • TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

    • Posted by: Matt Howard

    We were lucky enough to catch blues aficionado, Seasick Steve at SXSW. After signing a one-album deal with Third Man Records, he was a performing passenger on their nomadic, Austin stage. The bearded, Bo Diddley beat enthusiast grabbed our attention with his addictively catchy, melancholic tales.

    Seasick Steve is the Charles Bukowski of contemporary blues. The 70-year-old man spent his life on the road working casual jobs and playing his guitar. He worked as a carnie, a cowboy, and a migrant worker, just to name a few. During his earlier days, Steve befriended notable musicians Janis Joplin and Joni Mitchell. Fast-forward 30 years and hes hanging out with Kurt Cobain and recording for Modest Mouse.

    Seasick Steve has seen it all, and his tales are told with unique accompaniment. His focal instruments are his Three-String Trance Wonder, One-Stringed Diddley Bow, and his Mississippi Drum Machine (a wooden box). It's astounding that out of duct-tape rigged tools, the man produces audile brilliance.

    His album, being released via Third Man Records, is expected later this year. Seasick Steve is also hitting the road performing at small US venues in preparation for the release. We've got a few interesting videos of Steve below:

    Seasick Steve Chats w/ Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear




    Seasick Steve Plays The Third Man Truck at SXSW '11


    Check out Seasick Steve's performance of "Dog House" on UK's Jools Holland.



    * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Seasick Steve on Myspace
    Hot Baeble Videos
    Tigertown live at Industry City

    Tigertown live at Industry City

    Melanie Martinez live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

    Melanie Martinez live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

    Jade Bird live at Baeble HQ

    Jade Bird live at Baeble HQ

    Skylar Stecker live at Baeble HQ

    Skylar Stecker live at Baeble HQ

    The Suffers live at Industry City

    The Suffers live at Industry City

    Alvarez Kings live at Baeble HQ

    Alvarez Kings live at Baeble HQ

    Jasmine Thompson live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

    Jasmine Thompson live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

    Vancouver Sleep Clinic live at Baeble HQ

    Vancouver Sleep Clinic live at Baeble HQ

    Chelsea Cutler live at Baeble HQ

    Chelsea Cutler live at Baeble HQ

    CHVRCHES live at Summer Stage

    CHVRCHES live at Summer Stage

    © 2017 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.