Seasick Steve, One String, a Box, and a Lot of Blues
I first found out about Seasick Steve on the BBC TV Show Top Gear. I started poking around on Youtube and watching his videos. Blues fans all over the world have just been fascinated with his story, his American accent, and completely blown away by how he really gets wrapped up in his song and rightly so.
Here’s one of the videos of Steve with his homemade one stringed “Diddly Bow”, his band “The Mississippi Drum Machine”, and a big bunch of blues…
Born in 1941, Steven Gene Wold has had a really interesting life, but it wasn’t until he did a New Year’s Eve television show in the U.K. and did “Dog House Boogie” on his “Three-String Trance Wonder” that the world heard of him. Since then he’s traveled the world with his own way of sharing the blues. Read more about Steve here.