Seasick Steve Releases ‘Sonic Soul Surfer’
New Album Out March 23rd
14 Date Spring Tour 2015 Also Announced
Seasick Steve releases his sensational new album, ‘Sonic Soul Surfer’, March 23rd on Caroline International.
Produced and written by Seasick Steve and recorded in his front room at the little farm where he lives, it's his seventh studio record and most ambitious work yet. Along with longtime drummer Dan Magnusson, the album also features Luther Dickinson (Mississippi All Stars) playing slide guitar on two tracks, Georgina Leach on fiddle and Ben Miller playing jaw harp on lead track ‘Summertime Boy’, a song celebrating the life and sunshine of California.
“The whole record is mostly me and Dan sitting there drinking and playing,” says Steve. “There ain’t a whole lot of producing going on! But I know what I’m doing and I know what I want.”
Since appearing on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny New Year’s Eve 2006, Seasick Steve’s career both on record and onstage has gone from strength to strength. It’s been quite a ride, and in the process he has established himself as one of the best live acts in music today. Fans of all ages can testify to this, having witnessed incredible live performances at festivals and venues round the world.
Next April, he returns for the first time in 4 years for a full UK tour armed with a batch of fantastic new songs for what promises to be one memorable tour.
Seasick Steve plays:
Wed 8th FOLKESTONE, Leas Cliff Hall
Thu 9th NORWICH, UEA
Sat 11th MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Sun 12th LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic
Mon 14th LONDON, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Wed 16th SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy*
Fri 18th GLASGOW, Barrowland
Sat 19th ABERDEEN, Music Hall
Mon 21st DUNDEE, Fat Sams Live
Wed 23rd NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy*
Thu 24th YORK, Barbican
Sat 26th SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
Mon 28th CARDIFF, St David's
Tue 29th WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall
Tickets can be bought via a special fan pre-sale on November 25th from www.seasicksteve.com with the general on-sale on November 27th from http://seetickets.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk / *www.ticketweb.co.uk
‘Sonic Soul Surfer’ takes Seasick Steve into hitherto uncharted territory on what is arguably his best album to date, from the haunted backwoods hillbilly twang of 'In Peaceful Dreams' to the slippery boogie shuffle of the car song 'Barracuda ’68' and the rolling groove of 'Sonic Soul Boogie'.
Lyrically too, it broaches new territory, with celebrations of wanderlust and good-time boogie behaviour side-by-side with thoughtful ruminations on time past and time passing, most impressively in 'Heart Full Of Scars', where he acknowledges how the older you get, the more emotional baggage you carry.
‘Sonic Soul Surfer’ is Seasick Steve’s first album since 2013’s ‘Hubcap Music’, which featured guests such as John Paul Jones and Jack White. Nominated for numerous Brit awards he won the Mojo award for Best Breakthrough Act in 2007.