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Saturday 23 August 2014

Seasick Steve amazed by success

Seasick Steve is back with his fifth album

Septuagenarian Seasick Steve has said he can't believe he's about to release his fifth album

The musician, real name Steve Wold, began garnering international attention in 2005.

"I didn't think I'd even release one record, let alone five!" he said. "I didn't even know I was making a record, we just recorded songs over a long time and eventually there were enough.

"When it did good, I thought I might be able to play for another year or so, or play in some bars every now and again. Then a year became two, and three, and things got bigger, and here we are."

His next album, Hubcap Music, features input from former White Stripe Jack White who is releasing Wold's album in the US on Third Man Records and who plays on the song The Way I Do.

"He was back in Nashville as we were recording so we had to have him added afterwards. He came with his guitar then made this solo up that was so crazy I can't even get my head around what he did," said Steve.

"Nothing like I could ever imagine, his brain is so strange. And he's serious, it's not like he came to play without preparation, he had thought about it, like a genius crazy person."

He added: "We have a lot in common, Jack and I, but he's, like, the same age as one of my sons."

:: Seasick Steve's fifth album Hubcap Music is released on April 29. He plays in London, Edinburgh and Manchester on May 1, 3, and 4 respectively.

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