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Bluesman plays storming set on NME/Radio 1 Stage

Seasick Steve dedicated a song to his dead dog during his set at Leeds Festival today (August 24).

The veteran California bluesman told the NME/ Radio 1

Stage crowd of his sadness over the death of the pooch, named

Boss, before a new untitled song that he says will appear on

his new album.

I miss my dog/ He was my one true friend” he sang in the song.

Steve later brought a female fan up onstage and serenaded her

after revealing: “I need a woman.”

The dedications came in the midst of an impressive set of the grizzled

ex-vagrant’s blues tunes, which included ‘Cut My Wings’ and

‘Thunderbird’.

Before ‘Chiggers’, meanwhile, Steve implored the crowd

to shout: “we know about you Sherman,” in tribute to the man

who sold him his “piece of shit” three string guitar.

He ended with ‘Dog House Boogie’, leaving the stage to

rapturous applause and affectionate howling.

Seasick Steve played:

‘Yellow Dog’

‘Cut My Wings’

‘Chiggers’

‘Thunderbird’

‘Save Me’

‘Untitled New Song’

‘Dog House Boogie’

Watch Seasick Steve’s ‘Cut My Wings’ at this year’s Leeds below.

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