SEASICK STEVE: The interview

Kicked out of his family home at the age of 14, Steve became a genuine hobo, hopping freights all over America. Always travelling with his guitar - having been taught a few chords as a kid by Delta bluesman KC Douglas, an old pal of the legendary Tommy Johnson - in the '60s he began to play at clubs on the West Coast and supported Son Houseamongst others.

He played with Lightnin' Hopkins for a while and Freddie King too. After years as a session-man and producer in the Seatle area where he had studio, recording the likes of Modest Mouse and Bikini Kill, his blues career was re-activated in the '90s when he noticed that grunge kids loved his slide-playing.

He's played with all the Fat Possum types, and on re-location to Norway hooked up with the Level Devils, recording the mighty album, 'Cheap' in 2004. There's a new solo album due out soon too.

Long time fan and Resonance 104.4 FM DJ Joe Cushley describes him as "One of the most charismatic performers you’ll ever see. His voice is a mixture of gravel and molasses – a part hobo shout, part soul scream, part blues howl… and he can do spingle-tinglingly quiet as well."


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