Friday, October 10, 2008

Ill skills

DESPITE having more than a passing resemblance to that lovely chap who walks the streets of Loughborough entertaining passers-by with nothing more than a tin whistle and some unpredictable banter, Seasick Steve is worth making an acquaintance with.
The Californian song and dance man's third album, I Started Out With Nothin And I Still Got Most Of It Left, is another slice of simple blues.
Because Seasick Steve - named simply because he tends to get seasick - has a simple good time blues manifesto.
Sure, with a move to Warner Bros Records there's a up in quality here - most obviously he's acquired three more strings for his guitar - and there's some high profile guests such as Nick Cave and KT Tunstall, but basically if you like a bit of blues, you'll need to check out Seasick Steve.
Because I Started Out With Nothin And I Still Got Most Of It Left is simply brilliant.


  1. Is it gnarlier than Dog House Blues? Great album, but lacked the bite his music has live.

  2. It's not as good as he is live, and a lot less raw, but it'll leave a wry smile on your face.


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