Seasick Steve: ‘Glastonbury is a baptist choir’

Bluesman amazed to be playing Pyramid Stage

Seasick Steve performed to a huge early afternoon audience at Glastonbury festival today (June 28), telling the crowd stories in between his blues tracks.

Taking to the stage just after 1pm (BST), Steve, wearing his trademark denim dungarees and green baseball cap, was joined by a drummer and swigged from a bottle of Jack Daniels throughout.

“This isn’t a stage prop I’m just trying to be tough y’all,” the guitarist told the crowd.

As well as telling the crowd that they sounded like a baptist choir, Seasick Steve brought a girl from the audience up onstage so he could sing to her halfway through the show.

Later on in a set that included ‘Dog House Boogie’ and ‘Cut My Wings’, a clearly choked-up Seasick told the crowd: “I can’t believe I’m playing up here – England has welcomed me with open arms.”

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