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theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Seasick Steve

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Seasick Steve

US bluesman talks about his life, new album - and Tears for Fears

Seasick Steve bellowing out his blues

Seasick Steve Wold (b 1941) has achieved widespread popularity over the last five years with his raw, rootsy, blues-flavoured sounds. He's also renowned for his customised guitars, such as one featured on his new album, You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, that's made from Morris Minor hubcaps, and for his stage patter which combines US Southern charm with hobo lore and anecdotes.

I'd never seen an English cigarette before in my life so I bummed one off him. It tasted like shit. Man, you call that a cigarette?

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goin to see seasick Steve tonight at the Apollo in Manchester UK 11/10/11, only 5 hours to go....

that's 10/10/11 you hooch sippin hobo you!

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