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.