Aug 232011

It’s not very often that a musician finds their fame in after the age of 60. Enter Steven Gene Wold, also known as Seasick Steve, a man who has been part of the music industry all of his life but only became a full-time musician 10 years ago. He just released his fifth studio album, You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks, and accompanies it with a new Third Man Records 7″ featuring two Mississippi Fred McDowell covers.

Both songs feature Jack White on drums and other members of the Third Man team pitching in (including the Dead Weather’s Jack Lawrence on bass). He previously covered the first, “Write Me A Few Lines” during the 2011 iTunes Festival with the Kills’ Alison Mosshart and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones joining in (watch that video here). Wold also covers McDowell’s “Levee Camp Blues” on the flip side and does so in a very true-to-form manner. Check out both covers below, then buy the 7″ at Third Man Records.

Seasick Steve – Write Me a Few Lines (Mississippi Fred McDowell cover)

Seasick Steve – Levee Camp Blues (Mississippi Fred McDowell cover)

Learn more about Seasick Steve on his official website.

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