Seasick Steve appeared on the BBC Breakfast
news programme on May 31, 2011 where he performed with one of his legendary homemade instruments. As well as playing part of the video for the title track of his new album, the two presenters asked him what had inspired it. The song has a fairly obvious autobiographical origin.
Steve Wold was born in 1941, but it was not until he appeared on Jools Holland's Hootenanny
programme on New Year's Eve 2006 that he could be said to have arrived. Since then he has achieved both well-deserved commercial success and critical acclaim.
In spite of his innate modesty, it is difficult to believe that Steve has learned nothing since his fortuitous run-in with Jools Holland, but perhaps he hasn't heard Dennis Waterman's recording of "It's Alright
Alexander Baron - London, England