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KEEPIN’ THE HORSE BE­TWEEN ME AND THE GROUND There’s A Dead Skunk Records ✪✪✪✪ ✪

You’ve gotta love Sea­sick! Live, he’s a tour de force of foot-stomp­ing blues, rock, Amer­i­cana and coun­try. Keepin’ The Horse Be­tween Me And The Road is more of the same, a mix of orig­i­nals and cov­ers. Keep That Horse Be­tween You And The Ground of­fers filthy wah-wah and Hen­drix-style vo­cal-gui­tar uni­son riff­ing. The Hooker-es­que Walkin’ Blues fair boo­gies along, while Bulls­eye of­fers respite with some nice elec­tric pi­ano. Ship­wreck Love shows Steve’s mel­low side, his voice fan­tas­tic and his strummed acous­tic car­ry­ing it along. The did­dley-bow comes out for Don’t Take It Away, and the power of a sin­gle string is amaz­ing! Cov­ers in­clude Jimmy Webb’s Gen­tle On My Mind, his open-tuned ver­sion of Nils­son’s Ev­ery­body’s Talkin’, and the evoca­tive Do­bro slide on Hank Wil­liams’ I’m So Lone­some, with Amy Le­vere’s in­ti­mate vo­cal a great foil for Steve’s gruff bari­tone. With tun­ings, dis­tor­tion and bot­tle­neck, Sea­sick Steve man­ages to make a largely two-man band sound huge, and this dou­ble CD com­pelling from start to fin­ish.

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