Friday, August 20, 2010

Seasick Steve

Three years since his belated breakthrough into the mainstream, the cult of Seasick Steve shows no sign of abating. These days, the former hobo is more accustomed to playing the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park than the street corners where he honed his craft as a busker.

Sixty-nine-year-old Steve Wold is an oddly avuncular presence. He got his name from "puking all night" on a ferry in Norway and his 3-stringed guitar is supposedly haunted. Steve married his 2nd wife in 1982 and they have lived in 59 different homes throughout Europe.

Listen to more at his official myspace page.


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