extract from myspace page :- Seasick Steve is a genuine trainhopping, jailbirding, cowboying, carnival working, migrant farm picking, occassional tramping, near-fatal heart attack surviving, old hobo. The real deal. Steve was invited to leave his home before his 14th birthday and having spent many hours listening to stories from the hobos, tramps and bums who would come by his childhood home asking for work or just a handout. He reckoned he was ready for a life on the rails. So making up a "bindle" (sleeping roll and some clothes etc.