Musical interlude: Seasick Steve

This has nothing really to do with Web 2.0, or social media — other than it’s a YouTube clip, I suppose. I just came across it somewhere in my feed reader and thought it was fascinating, since I am a big fan of blues guitar played the old-fashioned way. And this is about as old-fashioned as it gets.

It’s a video clip of someone named Seasick Steve, who (according to his Wikipedia page) is a Mississippi-born former hobo and railroad-hopper who plays a three-stringed guitar called the Three-Stringed Trance Wonder and accompanies himself on the Mississippi Drum Machine — a wooden box with a piece of carpet on top. Enjoy.

If you’re reading this via RSS, you can click here. YouTube also has some clips of Steve playing the one-string Diddley Bow.


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