Filed under: Editor Picks | Tags: All Points West Music Festival, blues, Editor's Picks, homemade instruments, Kurt Cobain, Modest Mouse, Seasick Steve, Weezer
PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD Seasick Steve’s “Started Out with Nothing” MP3
Seasick Steve belongs almost exclusively to the American blues tradition. Playing on zany, custom-designed instruments like the “Three-String Trance Wonder” and singing about living rough and working hard You might think that Steve was playing either self-admitttedly bad Weezer covers or some iteration of pirate rock.
Thankfully, the illustrious Steve Gene Wold has nothing to do with either Weezer or pirates (at least, I think). He does, however, have ties to Modest Mouse, having produced their second EP Interstate 8 and their full-length debut This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About. Moreover, he was friends with Kurt Cobain in his day and even played All Points West this past summer.
He’s been a hobo, a carnie, a cowboy, and many other things, but first and foremost calls himself “a song and dance man.”
— Eric Vilas-Boas, Production Editor