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Thread #107389   Message #2245860
Posted By: George Papavgeris
26-Jan-08 - 09:52 PM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Rich,

what you say is perfectly proper and I agree. I did enjoy SSS very much the first time I saw him, though the novelty had worn off a bit a year later. My query was not in order to help me make up my mind about SSS, but rather to help me understand the motivation of Jools Holland in having him on for the second time, and the truthfulness of his (JH) adulation.

I have no problem with SSS. I see him as a solid performer with perhaps a bit too much emphasis on the novelty aspects; anyone who entertains a theatre of 3,000 people can't be all that bad after all. But I couldn't see him cutting it back home - and JH's claims were therefore somewhat suspect. SSS came out shining out of this discussion - JH did not, IMHO.