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Thread #107389   Message #2227269
Posted By: GUEST,21st Century Bluesman
03-Jan-08 - 05:55 AM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Dipstick Steve! I see what you did there... Hilarious...

And again with the countless millions of blues-players that folks on this list have seen who are better than Steve. Names and web-links please! Beyond Max, who I did like, I haven't had any names other than some international superstars I wouldn't disagree with, and some ridiculously inappropriate and very well-known figures such as Gary 'Clunkhand' Moore, George Thorogood (a storyteller I'm told - funny, I always thought he was a good bar-room slide guitarist who plays an awful lot of covers) and Johnny Winter.

Betsy, you are either very knowledgeable in the field and very lucky too; or are exaggerating wildly to make an unsubstantiated and barely believeable point. I know which one my money's on.

Thanks to Poppagator for his, I reckon, pretty accurate summation of Steve's qualities. Though, again I stress, there are subtleties and a variety to his playing you won't get on a first look and listen. Did you see his diddley bo work? Search that on Youtube if you get a chance.

Mikefule, I need to answer your points separately in a longer post which I don't have time for at the mo'. Suffice to say in the interim, if Gary Moore isn't a fair comparison, why bring him up?