Describing himself humbly as “a song and dance man,” train-hopping hobo blues sensation Seasick Steve is indisputably a living legend. A proper festival headliner whose played for hundreds of thousands and appeared on national TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNoPNC3ebYQ) in the UK and Europe, the three-string-slinger is now primed for widespread appreciation in his native U.S. with You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks, his first full length album for Third Man Records.
The 12-track album will be available digitally from May 31, with a vinyl LP release following June 7. Orders for a $20 bundle package of You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks and Blue Series single TMR-098–on which Seasick Steve first teamed up with Jack White to cover two Mississippi Fred McDowell classics–“Write Me a Few Lines” and “Levee Camp Blues”–are now being taken at http://www.thirdmanrecords.com/
You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks was recorded in the fall of 2010, produced by the Dog hisself (a/k/a Seasick Steve) and Henry James Wold, and mixed by Vance Powell at Air Studios in London.