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Thread #107389   Message #2261243
Posted By: 21st Century Bluesman
13-Feb-08 - 07:09 AM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Don't any of you folk who slag off, or at the very least, damn Steve with faint praise give a hoot for charisma and presentational skills? This is a man who can literally single-handedly keep an audience of 2,000 in thrall with a mixture ranging from raw, punky blues-rock to gentle, subtle acoustic slide, spiced with great jokes and captivating stories. Go and see him live, please don't simply make banal statements about being able to play as well as him on the back of seeing a couple of Youtube vids. Have you got a myspace site, Stallion, where I can see or hear your skills?

There are many Steve songs which will live on. I hope Georgie P's do too.

Finally, I would wager that when most people see a Paul Geremia they say - 'Yes, nice guitar-playing'. When they see a Seasick Steve a large proportion think - 'Wow!'