No doubt the lines on American bluesman Seasick Steve’s face tell his story – from teenage runaway, to busking at 16, to seeing the world one step at a time, to the Pacific Northwest where he would produce albums for Bikini Kill and Modest Mouse, to a near-fatal heart attack and then on to international acclaim as a middle-aged man. And although he has been releasing albums since 2003 (Cheap), it wasn’t until 2006 that Steve finally earned the attention he rightfully deserved when a performance on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny caught the eye of British music fans, and the rest is (recent) history. Two Brit Award nominations and Mojo’s Best Breakthrough Act award later, and the legend of Seasick Steve was no longer languishing in curious obscurity.

Tomorrow sees the U.S. release of Man From Another Time via Ryko. Originally released in the U.K. in October 2009, Man (wholly written/produced/recorded/engineered by Steve) peaked at #4 on the Top 40 charts, and was recently designated as the #2 most-added album at FMQB’s Triple A/Non-Comm panel at U.S. radio.

Live dates planned for 2010 thus far are the V Festival and Electric Picnic.