Produced, written, recorded and engineered by Seasick Steve (with the assistance of engineer Roy Williams), 'Man From Another Time' is a resolutely organic album that eschews modern studio trickery in favor of the warm style of 'live' analog recording. Everything on the album was performed by Seasick Steve, aside from drums which are credited to his longstanding Swedish sticksman Dan Magnusson.
"And here you thought Waylon Jennings had been dead for years. Jennings may be gone, but his voice lives on in Steve Wold, a bluesman who looks like Father Time and sounds like a live ringer for ol' Waylon. But don't hate Steve because he's a beautiful outlaw stand-in. Man From Another Time cuts a steady rolling groove that wears well, from the opening salvo of "Diddley Bo" (which turns the Bo Diddley backbeat sideways) to the closing cover of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." Time may have forgotten him, but you won't." - SPIN Magazine
“If you want, you can fixate on this grizzled old dude’s back story (he’s hoboed, hung with both Joplin and Cobain), but Seasick Steve’s bluesy tunes would grab you even if he was a recent Harvard grad. His musical style, mostly slide guitar on an old ax, pitched somewhere between Skip James and Jon Spencer, is best served with a band. That means his rocking ode to a new John Deere tractor, “Big Green And Yeller,” hits just the right note of Americana. “Banjo Song,” though plain, sounds as authentic as something you might have heard at Gettysburg. Most of the album has a similar, low-fi appeal…" - American Songwriter
“Seasick sings as casually as he's lived his life, conveying honesty and wisdom through understated inflection…Clearly there's a great read waiting if Seasick ever decides to pen his memoirs; in the meantime the few chapters set to music here provide a riveting primer.” - AntiMusic.com
“On Man From Another Time…Seasick Steve combines this gritty sort of lyrical authenticity with an organic sound where things are left as simple as humanly possible… Steve wraps his vagabond tales of working in apple fields ("Wenatchee") and spending time in a Spokane slammer ("Never Go West"), around a funky sort of country-blues that owes as equally to Mississippi Fred McDowell and Gram Parsons as it does to ZZ Top and Jack White.” - Blogcritic.org