Friday, 15 January 2010

Free Download Friday #42: Seasick Steve

It's difficult to know what to say about Seasick Steve that hasn't already been said. If you were going to write a novel about the life of a fictional Bluesman you'd pretty much come up Steve's life. Undoubtedly, he plays up to that image and his instruments, held together with string and duct tape, can seem a bit of a pose. However, there is no getting away from the passion and talent that shines through whatever he is playing. I suspect that he'd still be doing what he does even if he wasn't getting paid for it.

The last time I mentioned Steve in this blog was in connection with the track Didley Bo that The Times newspaper was giving away and if you haven't heard it, it is well worth watching his performance from the Later with Jools Holland show:

I think he is a stunningly good musician and an extraordinarily brilliant showman to boot. I was pleased therefore to discover he was giving away three live tracks on his official site:
  1. My Donny
  2. Cut My Wings
  3. Cheap
Fill in your name and email address and they'll send you a link to download these three excellent tracks. I really like his studio albums but I think you really have to see/hear him live to appreciate just how great he is.

If you know of anyone else out there that's currently doing the same sort of stuff, please let me know because I'd love to hear them too.

Summary: Go to the Official site and follow the Free Download [3 Track EP] link.

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