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Seasick Steve & Shanti
June 7, 2016
I've written an account for theartsdesk.com detailing the most jaw-dropping revelations in the course of my research. There were plenty of these, though the prize has to go to the discovery that Steve was bassist in Shanti, an American-Indian fusion band active 1970-72 (when Steve has said he was still a hobo), and dedicated to the promulgation of Transcendental Meditation, another new one for Steve's fans, no doubt.
More details are in the piece linked above; more still in the biography, of course. In the meantime, here's a YouTube clip of the band performing. Steve is the guy in the green Hawaiian shirt playing bass. Shanti's only album was re-released last year. The liner notes are excellent, and give much useful background about the band's activities.