VIDEO: Who is 3-String Stephen...aka the "King of 3-Strings?"

I've shared concert stages with Portland based, 3-String Stephen Cohen on two occasions.  Each time was a surreal experience. 

Cohen mixes psychedelic Dr. Seuss style poetry with drones and strange slide sounds.  It's outsider music in the tradition of Jandek and Stone Breath.  He has made his way across the US, performing at as many cigar box guitar festivals as possible.

In a world of blues-based cigar box guitarists, 3-String Stephen is a breath of fresh air.

Here's a great mini-doc on Stephen and his music:

 

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