This is the American blues artists’ first release of original music since 2018’s Can U Cook?
Seasick Steve is set to release his new album, Love & Peace, on 22 May via Contagious Records and distributed by ADA.
Steve said in a press release: “In these crazy times seems to me there just ain’t enough love and peace to go around. 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 Steve himself, 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 (AKA 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 added: “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!”