Seasick Steve- Free Download of “Diddley Bo”
Enjoy this download of Diddley Bo courtesy of Ryko who just released his new album ‘Man From Another Time’ on March 30th.
I spent some time digging around on You Tube to find some videos representative of the music and the man behind it. You can check out those below.
From the press release:
NEW YORK, NY – Seasick Steve’s eagerly awaited album, ‘Man From Another Time,’ arrives in the U.S. on March 30, 2010 on Ryko. The album peaked at #4 on the UK top 40 charts and is the follow up to his platinum-selling UK album, ‘I Started Out With Nothin’ And I Still Got Most Of It Left.’ ‘Man From Another Time’ recently made its U.S. radio debut as the #2 most added album at FMQB’s Triple A/Non-Comm panel.
Produced, written, recorded and engineered by Seasick Steve (with the assistance of engineer Roy Williams), ‘Man From Another Time’ is a resolutely organic album that eschews modern studio trickery in favor of the warm style of ‘live’ analogue recording. Seasick Steve performed everything on the album, aside from drums, which are credited to his longstanding Swedish sticksman Dan Magnusson.
Seasick Steve was catapulted into the UK’s public consciousness in 2006 following an electrifying TV performance on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny. Since then, he’s sold out major shows including a prestigious Royal Albert Hall date in London, charmed every festival from Glastonbury (UK) to All Points West (U.S.), collaborated with Nick Cave, became the oldest two-time Brit Award nominee in history and winner of Mojo’s Best Breakthrough Act.
Born in Oakland, CA, Seasick Steve ran away from home at age of 13. He spent his adolescence living rough, grabbing work where an underage laborer could find it. By 16, he was busking and starting to become the musician that close to fifty years later emerged as Seasick Steve.
Through this journey, his feet took him through Europe, back to the U.S., and then ultimately back overseas. While living in the Pacific-Northwest, he opened a small studio in Olympia producing albums for acts as diverse as Bikini Kill and Modest Mouse. In 2001, at the insistence of his wife, he returned to Oslo with his three sons (he has five children). He recorded his first album in 2003 under the moniker Seasick Steve, titled ‘Cheap;’ which began to establish a foothold in the UK for him. After suffering a near fatal heart attack in 2004, his wife encouraged him to start recording on his 4-track. Those sessions would become the 2006 release, ‘Dog House Music;‘ which was independently released on the Bronzerat label (200,000+ copies sold). His follow up album, ‘I Started Out With Nothin’ And I Still Got Most Of It Left,’ sold over 250,000 copies and became a UK Top 10 album.