SEASICK STEVE

At age 71 and having just released his sixth album, Hubcap Music, Steve Wold aka Seasick Steve graced the stage to a sold out crowd on 1 May at The Roundhouse Camden in London. Arriving in his traditional checked shirt and John Deere cap, ready to prove he still has pulling power, Steve was accompanied by two backing singers who opened the show with a pitch-perfect version of Amazing Grace. He stood as he performed Self-Sufficient Man to an awed crowd before taking position in his chair and welcoming on stage good friend and Led Zeppelin's bassist John Paul Jones. We just had time to catch our breath before Steve serenaded a young lady and saying 'My name is Steve and I'm your walking man.'

With eight tracks from his new album played live, including Freedom Road, Home, Keep On Keepin' On and Down on The Farm, Steve proved he is still a prominent part of today's music scene and is now warming up for a busy festival season that includes Glastonbury, Lounge On The Farm and Kendal Calling.

Words: Robin Pope