If you have ever broken a string mid-song, imagine what would happen if you broke 3 strings! This guy make his guitar sound amazing with only 3 strings in tact.
Steven Gene Wold, also known as Seasick Steve, is an American blues musician.
After leaving home at 13 to avoid abuse at the hands of his stepfather, Steve lived rough and on the road in Tennessee, Mississippi and elsewhere, until 1973. He would travel long distances by hopping freight trains, looking for work as a farm labourer or in other seasonal jobs, often living as a hobo. “In case your wondering”, says Steve “Hobos are people who move around looking for work, tramps are people who move around but don’t look for work, and bums are people who don’t move and don’t work. I’ve been all three.”
At his gigs, he often tells the story that he bought it for $75 in this condition in Como, Mississippi from a man named Sherman, who later told him he only paid $25 for it the day before. Wold vowed never to add another string, and that he would tour the world telling his story of how Sherman ripped him off.
A lot of the time he also adds (while picking up or putting away the guitar) that it is the “…biggest piece of crap in the world, I swear”.