His biography reads like an exciting boys' book. For years Seasick Steve was wandering Mississippi and Tennessee as a street person. This shaped him as a human being but especially as an artist, because the American, who was born as Steven Gene Wold, writes away all his troubles in his darker-than-dark blues. He started working as a session musician but it never led to a breakthrough. Until the moment he moved to Europe. In Norway, Seasick Steve recorded an album with the apt title Cheap (2004) and the rest is history. A terrific performance on Jools Holland's BBC show combined with the authenticity of a man, marred by life, of a certain age, playing raw blues on instruments he built himself, make him an audience favorite. At 71 this live sensation is the ultimate headliner at any festival. Recently he released his sixth album, Hubcap Music (2013) and thankfully he's not thinking of retiring.