August 24, 2008 18:05

Seasick Steve dedicates song to dead dog at Leeds Festival

Bluesman plays storming set on NME/Radio 1 Stage

Seasick Steve dedicates song to dead dog at Leeds Festival
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
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

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'
'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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