Seasick Steve's new album 'Love & Peace' is out today
24 July 2020
“In these crazy times seems to me there just ain’t enough love and peace to go around”
Seasick Steve released his new album, ‘Love & Peace’, via Contagious Records (distributed by ADA).
‘Love & Peace’ sees Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that offers the perfect antidote for the troubled times in which we live. Full of hope for the future, it’s a great mix of boogie, blues, rock, Americana and folk – all delivered in Seasick Steve’s unique style. It’s a sizzler of an album that he can’t wait to release.
“In these crazy times seems to me there just ain’t enough love and peace to go around,” says Steve. “I ain’t exactly sure what this here record got to do with love and peace, but I figured I’d call it that anyways!”
Produced and written by Seasick Steve, this album sees him breaking with tradition. While some of it was recorded in his barn, the majority was recorded in Los Angeles at Studio 606 and at East West Studio 3. The album was mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) and Steve at East West.
Steve’s long-term drummer Dan Magnusson (a.k.a. Crazy Dan) is of course featured on the record, along with some amazing contributions from guitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) and harmonica player Malcolm Arison (The BossHoss).
Steve adds, “This was recorded on 2” analogue tape, mixed to analogue tape and for the vinyl it was cut from the 1/2” master tape direct to lathe. ‘Old skool’, no computer, hear what I’m sayin’? I hope you like it ok. Adios amigos!”
Seasick Steve is raring to get back on the road and his plans for 2021 are already taking shape. Festival dates including the Isle of Wight, NOS Alive and Mad Cool have already been confirmed alongside some rescheduled European headline shows. Please see the official website for a full list of dates.
“Steve’s sound cuts instantly through to the core of music in all its primeval glory, and it’s as stirring and raw as his early material.” - Gigwise
“Retains the kind of mythic aura rarely seen in these days of 24-hour communication and social media.” -Classic Rock
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