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Thread #107389   Message #2247701
Posted By: NormanD
29-Jan-08 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Thanks for the intro to Paul Geremia (without an "H" at the end, if you google). I liked and enjoyed the clips I saw. But I really don't see the point in claiming that he has an "authentic blues sound" which is more of an "authentic blues sound" than someone like SSS.

SSS is SSS and Paul Geremia is Paul Geremia. They are both authentic, in their own way and their own styles. One is not first rate, one is not fourth rate. They are both good musicians and may not, for all I know, have even heard of each other. We're dissing one at the expense of the other - I bet these two guys would be more than happy making great music together.

I guess the resentment around these parts is that one is getting some recognition and the other isn't. OK, that's not fair, but that's entertainment.

As I said above, I'm sure there are some Fat Possum players who could knock the spots off of both SSS and Paul Geremia. They're not getting the breaks either.