Seasick Steve (Steven Gene Wold) – When asked about his nickname has said: “because it’s just true: I always get seasick”. When he was ill on a ferry from Norway to Copenhagen, later in his life, a friend began playfully using the name and, despite Wold not rising to it for a while, it stuck. When asked about his name on British Sunday morning television show, Something for the Weekend, he replied, “I just get sick on boats”. On Top Gear, when asked about his name, Wold replied “Well, I guess I just don’t like boats!”
The distinctive punk blues performed by Seasick Steve carries all the hallmarks of self-taughtness. Raw voice and always customized fingering while playing hand-made guitars – these are his trademarks. He can create instruments from cans of cigars, car parts or even … from a pickaxe, and his guitars have two or three strings.
Seasick Steve, a living legend of street blues. He feels on the beach like on his own home street. Will you let yourself be carried away by this summer wave?
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2006: Dog House Music
2008: I Started Out With Nothin and I Still Got Most of it Left
2009: Man From Another Time
2010: Songs for Elisabeth
2011: You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
2012: Hubcap Music
2015: Sonic Soul Surfer
2016: Keepin’ The Horse Between Me and The Ground
2018: Can U Cook?
2020: Love and Peace
Blues is a musical genre known as the folklore of African-American musicians. Its origins are associated with the southern states of the USA, that is the region conventionally called the “deep south”. The very name of the genre (sadness, despair) is related to its nostalgic form, also in the textual layer. Blues pieces touch male-female relationships as well as feelings and emotions (love, loneliness, faithfulness, jealousy). However, blues performers often sing about freedom, work and travel. The songs also feature social criticism relating mainly to racial inequality and political issues.
Many artists are inspired by blues music and combine it with other styles. In this way, such musical mergers as punk blues, soul blues or blues rock. The popularity of this genre in the USA has led to the emergence of regional varieties, such as Louisiana, New Orleans, Texas and Detroit blues. There are also factions characteristic of other countries – British blues and African blues.