SEASICK STEVE: I STARTED OUT WITH NOTHIN'
AND I STILL GOT MOST OF IT LEFT
If you love acoustic blues, you will appreciate Seasick Steve, a brilliant self-taught blues man who plays with a three-string guitar and a wooden box to beat time.
He may refer to himself as "a song and dance man," but American blues musician Seasick Steve - is indisputably a living legend.
I had to buy his 2008 release based on the title alone.
I Started Out With Nothin' And I Still Got Most Of It Left is a great blues album, with a brilliant title and clever lyrics.
If you love acoustic blues, you will appreciate this album. Steve's voice is homey and gruff and his songs sound as lived-in as an old comfortable shirt.
Steve's bluesy, bluegrass, folky music is interspersed with humorous asides, including the finale, a tale from his life living on the road.
His music is as infectious as his story telling, with generous helpings of country, cajun and folk in the mix. On some songs, the slide guitar reminds me of a slightly rawer Keb Mo, great, foot tapping, slide blues to get your foot tapping and soon you find yourself singing along.
Sure to get you groovin' in dirty, dirty blues.