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Seasick Steve's Tennessee Studio
June 10, 2016
A debate is raging beneath the article I wrote on theartsdesk.com outlining my account of his life. Particular objection has been made to my assertion that Steve had a recording studio in Tennessee. The source of this information is a press release from Neuland Concerts, a German division of Warner Music, released in November 2009 with the album Man From Another Time. Click the link to view.
The relevant section says:
"By the time the 1980s rolled around, Steve had settled down with a Norwegian waitress he met in a bar in Oslo during one of his stints in a touring band. Moving to rural Tennessee he built a small recording studio, but when that didn’t work out “because there was this whole country and western, Christian bullshit thing goin’ on down there,” the Wolds eventually had to pack up and leave again."
If this is not true, it wouldn't, of course, be the first piece of inaccurate information Steve and his team have released, whether intentionally or not. However, the statement does have an ostensibly accurate source.