Seasick Steve

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Seasick Steve
Seasick Steve
Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Dog House Music
  UK 36 
01/20/2007 (25 weeks)
I Started Out with Nothin 'and I Still Got Most of It Left
  UK 9 
10/11/2008 (39 weeks)
Man from Another Time
  DE 66 04/02/2010 (1 week)
  UK 4th 
October 31, 2009 (13 weeks)
Songs for Elisabeth
  UK 33 
02/20/2010 (9 weeks)
You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
  UK 6th 
06/11/2011 (22 weeks)
Walkin 'Man - The Best of
  CH 53 07/27/2014 (2 weeks)
  UK 51 
11/26/2011 (4 weeks)
Hubcap Music
  UK 14th 05/11/2013 (7 weeks)
Sonic Soul Surfer
  DE 87 04/03/2015 (1 week)
  CH 72 03/29/2015 (1 week)
  UK 4th 04/04/2015 (13 weeks)
Keepin 'the Horse Between Me & the Ground
  DE 72 10/14/2016 (1 week)
  CH 43 16.10.2016 (1 week)
  UK 8th 10/14/2016 (4 weeks)
Can U Cook?
  CH 62 07.10.2018 (1 week)
  UK 27 10/11/2018 (1 week)
Love & Peace
  DE 36 07/31/2020 (1 week)
  CH 32 08/02/2020 (1 week)
  UK 39 08/06/2020 (1 week)

Seasick Steve (born March 19, 1951 in Oakland , California ; actually Steve Wold ) is an American blues musician .


Steve Wold comes from a broken family background. When he was four years old, his parents separated, at 14 he ran away from home, moved around as a " hobo " (migrant worker) and kept himself above water with odd jobs, but ended up in jail several times. He also performed as a musician in the environment of well-known blues musicians, having learned to play the guitar as a child. So he often worked as a studio assistant in recording studios and gained experience as a sound engineer, with which he finally gained a foothold professionally.

In the early 1990s he settled in Seattle as a studio musician and worked with bands like Bikini Kill and Modest Mouse , whose first two albums he produced.

Steve Wold, who had been on the road a lot even in his older years and had changed residence frequently, settled with his Norwegian wife in their homeland after a heart attack in the 2000s. It was not until he was over 50 that he recorded his first album in 2004. The album Cheap was released together with the Swedish backing band Level Devils .

Two years later he released a solo album entitled Dog House Music . In Great Britain he achieved particular popularity through his appearance on the New Year's Eve show by Jools Holland , where he played three titles. In 2007 he was one of the most successful festival artists and in June of the same year he received the British MOJO Award as Breakthrough Act for his musical breakthrough. With some delay, his success was also reflected in the charts. At the beginning of 2008, Dog House Music reached number 2 in the independent charts and number 47 in the official album charts.

Seasick Steve's blues songs deal primarily with his hobo time and his own experiences and tell autobiographical stories. On both albums he talks about a bitch who accompanied him for a while and left him with a dozen puppies without music. The theme of the album, the dog house, developed from this.

In the same year Steve Wold released a new album entitled I Started Out with Nothin 'and I Still Got Most of It Left and this time he went straight to the top 10 in the UK.


  • 2004: Cheap
  • 2006: Dog House Music
  • 2008: It's All Good ( EP )
  • 2008: I Started Out with Nothin and I Still Got Most of It Left
  • 2009: Man from Another Time
  • 2010: Songs for Elisabeth ( compilation )
  • 2011: You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
  • 2011: Walkin 'Man - The Best of
  • 2013: Hubcap Music
  • 2015: Sonic Soul Surfer
  • 2016: Keepin 'the Horse Between Me and the Ground
  • 2018: Can U Cook?
  • 2020: Love & Peace


“Fascinating how he succeeds in creating a blues atmosphere that can hardly be more earthy or dusty, with some self-made stringed instruments and a little footstomping or the use of a broom. Roots in maturity. "

- Thomas Schubert : Zoolamar

Web links

Commons : Seasick Steve  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Literature by and about Seasick Steve in the catalog of the German National Library


  1. Chart sources: DE CH UK
  2. Music Sales Awards: UK
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