Seasick Steve, our favorite 3 string playin waffle eatin’ bad ass supreme (though he calls himself simply a “song and dance man”) . Jack White produced and contributed drum skillz to Steve’s renditions of two Mississippi Fred McDowell classics, Write Me A Few Lines and Levee Camp Blues. The male/female vox on “Lines” captivate over a Zep-worthy rhythm section while the slow-burn slide of “Levee” is deep, down and dirgey like the best of Delta blues.
On June 7th 2011 we released the first Seasick Steve full length on LP and CD here in the States called 'You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks'. The twelve-track album, recorded through the fall of 2010, was produced by The Dog hisself (Seasick Steve) and Henry James Wold and mixed by Vance Powell at Air Studios Studios in London.
Seasick Steve's most recent Third Man release 'Hubcap Music' produced by the dog himself, features long-time drummer and frying pan virtuoso Dan Magnusson as well as John Paul Jones, Jack White III, Luther Dickinson, Elizabeth Cook and Fats Kaplin.
'Hubcap Music' derives its title from Seasick's 4-stringed Morris Minor guitar, fashioned from two Minor 1000 hubcaps and a garden hoe, and his second similarly made instrument using Hudson Terraplane hubcaps, given to him by Jack White. The Morris Minor guitar made its first appearance on the TV show "Top Gear," and rivals Seasick's Didley Bo for the title of baddest junk'strument ever to grace (and sell out) such stages as Royal Albert Hall, Manchester Theatre and Hammersmith Apollo Theaters.