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Thread #107389   Message #2225865
Posted By: George Papavgeris
31-Dec-07 - 07:51 PM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Just been watching Jools Hollands' Hootenanny Show to carry us over midnight into the New Year. Jools usually has some very good acts, but he is not totally immune to being impressionable, so one of his choices set me thinking:

Seasick Steve, appearing for the second year running if I am not wrong, is a blues guitarist/singer, making a meal of bashing an old beaten-up guitar and a crate of something to kick as percussion. He is OK, in my view, but nothing special. And I get suspicious - is he just a bit of a nobody that Jools tracked down and managed to book for a couple of thousand bucks for his show, or is he the real thing, and I am just being unappreciative and a clod? Bobert and others outhc to be able to help sort me out on this.

So, how well known in the US is Seasick Steve, and what is the general opinion of him?