New release is followed by singer’s biggest British headline show

Seasick Steve releases his new album ‘Keepin’ The Horse Between Me And The Ground’ on October 7.

It’s the blues singer’s eighth album and follows ‘Sonic Soul Surfer’ from 2015.

Steve said of his self-produced new album: “I’m having the best time of my life right now. It’s been one hell of a ride.” There will be only one UK show in 2016 for the album, at London Wembley SSE Arena on October 14. It’s the singer’s biggest British headline show to date.

2006 marks the tenth anniversary of Seasick Steve’s debut British TV appearance, on Later With Jools Holland. The performance for his second album ‘Dog House Music’ turned Seasick Steve into a much-talked about cult musician. A statement said there will be “a celebration” of his tenth anniversary in the spotlight, though the singer actually released his debut album ‘Cheap’ in 2004.

It isn’t yet clear what form the anniversary will take, though it’s thought likely that an expanded version of ‘Dog House Music’ will be released.

The new album coincides with a new unauthorised biography Seasick Steve: Ramblin’ Man by author Matthew Wright. In the book, Wright claims that Seasick Steve wasn’t a former homeless traveller as his biography claimed, but a committed veteran session musician.