Seasick Steve – You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Steven Gene Wold, commonly known as Seasick Steve, (born 1941) is an American blues musician. He plays (mostly personalized) guitars, and sings, usually about his early life.  He left home at the age of thirteen. He traveled around the country and did odd jobs to get by.  He said of this time “Hobos are people who move around looking for work, tramps are people who move around but don’t look for work, and bums are people who don’t move and don’t work. I’ve been all three.”  Over the years he has worked with many musicians such as Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell and even Kurt Cobain.  He released his first solo album in 2006 called Dog House Music but he did not really get noticed until he appeared on UK television on the Jools Holland‘s Annual Hootenanny BBC TV show in 2006.  He is loved in the UK and his latest album released May 31, 11 is called You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks.  It is number one on the iTunes alternative album list in the UK – I guess some people are just late bloomers.  The song of the week is the same name as the album You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks.

A couple of other songs of his that I like are:

Don’t Know Why She Love Me But She Do

Walkin Man

 
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