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    Seasick Steve - The Coolest Guy In Music?

    If you aren't familiar with the legendary Seasick Steve I would reccomend watching the documentary "Bringing It All Back Home" available on BBC Iplayer currently (BBC Four).
    Basically the guy is a Blues Guitarist who was a hobo for quite a few years until he had the opportunity to make a record and then went global.
    He plays with passion and honesty and in my opinion is a rare commodity in the music of today.
    You don't particularly have to be into Blues to appreciate his rags to riches story but just to accept the poeticness of his triumph.

    I will put a couple of links in the 1st post but also search on youtube. Hope you enjoy.

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    Original Poster

    BBC Iplayer link (if link doesn't work just look for "Bringing It All Back Home" in the BBC Four section.bbc.co.uk/ipl…me/
    seasicksteve.com/

    I listened to about three seconds of his music before falling in love with him. Rep for this, I've been aching for somehting exciting and new to listen to for a while.

    Yes seen him at at Leeds festival the past 2 years. Top bloke and very entertaining.

    Original Poster

    dxx;4197878

    I listened to about three seconds of his music before falling in love … I listened to about three seconds of his music before falling in love with him. Rep for this, I've been aching for somehting exciting and new to listen to for a while.



    Excellent, glad you like. I just think it's an incredible story. And the way he can make music with a battered old guitar with only 3 strings is amazing!

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;4197886

    Yes seen him at at Leeds festival the past 2 years. Top bloke and very … Yes seen him at at Leeds festival the past 2 years. Top bloke and very entertaining.



    You must have seen his famous 3 string guitar in the flesh then? Hopefully he'll be playing Leeds again this year.

    Seen him on a few tv shows incl Jules Holland. He's great, talented and down to earth. Lives in Norway now with his OH I believe

    Original Poster

    choc1969;4197893

    Seen him on a few tv shows incl Jules Holland. He's great, talented and … Seen him on a few tv shows incl Jules Holland. He's great, talented and down to earth. Lives in Norway now with his OH I believe



    Yeah that's right choc. Do you know what he calls his guitar by any chance?

    donnydude;4197895

    Yeah that's right choc. Do you know what he calls his guitar by any … Yeah that's right choc. Do you know what he calls his guitar by any chance?



    afraid not :?

    found it:

    The Three Stringed Tranz Wonder

    demen? thats what my rifle is called...

    choc1969;4197893

    Seen him on a few tv shows incl Jules Holland. He's great, talented and … Seen him on a few tv shows incl Jules Holland. He's great, talented and down to earth. Lives in Norway now with his OH I believe


    lives in england sumwhere-cant member which county(berkshire??) tho..he DID live in norway as his OH is norwegian:thumbsup::whistling:

    Original Poster

    Just read he lives in Norfolk!

    donnydude;4197909

    Just read he lives in Norfolk!


    Norfolk/berkshire...meh...:thumbsup:

    shaneomac;4197913

    Norfolk/berkshire...meh...:thumbsup:



    :roll:

    btw-im from Northern ireland so dont have a clue bout counties-just knew he didnt live in norway!

    Yea man I saw him at Leeds fest. last year too. He was cool.

    yeah he has the G factor alright!!

    choc1969;4197901

    found it:The Three Stringed Tranz Wonder



    Yeah - but you want to see the One string Diddly Bow - made for him by 'Super Chicken'

    The sounds he gets out of that are awesome. I went to see him live in Edinburgh in November. One of the best gigs I have been at. Simple honest music and the sounds he gets out of his guitars are superb. 2 full hours of great blues.

    A true story of rags to riches - good luck to him.:thumbsup:

    BTW if anyone is interested HMV were doing all 3 of his albums for a fiver each recently.

    Seasick Steve & The Level Devils
    Doghouse Music
    I Started Out With Noting & I Still Got Most of It Left.

    donnydude;4197891

    You must have seen his famous 3 string guitar in the flesh then? … You must have seen his famous 3 string guitar in the flesh then? Hopefully he'll be playing Leeds again this year.



    Yeah - it is a piece of carp.:p Battered and bruised isnt a word I would use for it!! BUT wow - what a sound!
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