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(@smokindog)
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I was looking at three string guitars on the net and ran across this guy they call Seasick Steve. This is some of the best primitive blues I have heard in years. I still cant get this stupid grin of my face :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNoPNC3ebYQ

Here is Steve playing a 1 string guitar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMf-em-56Mc

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(@bkangel)
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Looove Seasick Steve :D

What I lack in talent and natural ability, I will have to make up with stubborness.


   
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(@kent_eh)
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Y'know, I've only heard and seen Steve on shows from the UK.
Did he not perform in the US before he crossed the ocean?

And, yeah, he's a lot of fun to watch. Not terribly sophisticated, but he plays the heck outta whatever he does.
You can see he's right into what he's doing.

I wrapped a newspaper ’round my head
So I looked like I was deep


   
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(@smokindog)
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Steve lived most of his life in the USA. He did some touring as a blues musician on occasion. In the late 80's he had a recording studio close to Seattle.He also worked as studio musician. He helped out on the first Modest Mouse CD and played on a few tracks. A few years back his wife of about 30 rears wanted to move back to Norway. Here is his wikipedia page.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasick_Steve

You hear about blues being "Three chords and the truth" Sea Sick Steve has 3 STRINGS and the truth :note1: :note2:

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(@rparker)
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Someone, and maybe it was you, turned me on to him a good while back. Perhaps minimalist, but darned good one man show. That leg must get awfully tired doing the mississippi drum machine.

Anyhow, thanks for posting this, smokingdog. What a great way to start my week. 8) 8)

A variation: Keith Richards quote on himself using the 5 stringer is something like '5 strings, one butt hole and the truth' . LOL

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
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(@smokindog)
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First time I heard him was about a week ago. Guys like Seasick and T model Ford are starting to pop up( guys who got famous late in life). Me thinks it may have something to do with You-tube. Also musicians are finding ways to make a living from you-tube. Hmmm....Look mom! No record company :note1: :note2:

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