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Watch guitarist Steve Gunn’s live session for ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ at KCRW.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Greensky Bluegrass, Sharon Van Etten, Steve Gunn, Maggie Rogers and Guster.
Guitarist Steve Gunn unveiled the official video for “Vagabond” off his forthcoming ‘The Unseen In Between’ album and confirmed a series of U.S. headlining dates planned for the spring.
Watch the video for “Stonehurst Cowboy,” the second single from Steve Gunn’s forthcoming deeply-personal record about his father — ‘The Unseen In Between.’
Watch the lyric video for “New Moon,” the lead single from guitarist/vocalist Steve Gunn’s forthcoming record ‘The Unseen In Between.’
- Guitars For Two Edition: Gunn-Truscinski Duo, Ross Hammond & Jon Bafus, Julian Lage & Gyan Riley, Bill Mackay & Ryley Walker
Aaron “Neddy” Stein’s RecommNeds this week features Gunn-Truscinski Duo, Ross Hammond & Jon Bafus, Julian Lage & Gyan Riley and Bill Mackay & Ryley Walker.
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About Steve Gunn
Steve Gunn is a New York-based guitarist and songwriter. With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. His albums with GHQ and longtime collaborating drummer John Truscinski represent milestones of contemporary guitar-driven, forward music. A voracious schedule of international performances has cultivated a fervent fanbase for Gunn’s music throughout the world.
Mining the catalogs of Basho, Bull, Chapman, and Sharrock, among other titans of stringed-things and record-session royalty, Steve has steadily processed these inspirations into a singular, virtuosic stream. Friendships and collaborations with Jack Rose, Tom Carter, Meg Baird, and Michael Chapman colored the disciplined evolution of the discursive, deconstructed blues sound, at once transcendent and methodical, that is now Gunn’s signature. Close listening reveals the influence of Delta and Piedmont country blues, ecstatic free jazz, and psych, as well as Gnawa and Carnatic music, on the continually unfolding compositions.
Gunn’s 2009 solo masterpiece, Boerum Palace, demonstrated a fully realized power for songcraft. Steve started to sing more and developed a commanding vocal style equal to his guitar practice. His acclaimed instrumental duo recordings with Truscinski, Sand City (2010) and Ocean Parkway (2012), cemented his place among the top of his peers, both present and past. These documents display Gunn’s compositional penchant for charting musical travelogues that ramble through city and wilderness alike. Dispatches home are not merely descriptive but corporeal; the evocative, rhythmic power of his writing and phrasing carries the listener along bodily. Steve builds songs as exploratory vessels, opens them up for mechanical tinkering, and lives in them through ceaseless improvisatory permutations.
Paradise of Bachelors is thrilled to release Time Off (2013), his first album as leader of a trio including longtime friends John Truscinski on drums and Justin Tripp on bass, and a record on which Steve’s compelling singing features more prominently than ever before. This is Gunn at the top of his game, writing his most memorable tunes and lyrics, utterly unique but steeped in traditions both vernacular and avant-garde.
Longtime Derek Trucks Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge has died at age 57.
The initial 2019 LOCKN’ Festival lineup has been revealed and features Trey Anastasio Band with guest Derek Trucks, Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Trey Anastasio and more.
Legendary rockers Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are approaching the end of their farewell tour.
The inaugural Suwannee Rising Music Festival will feature Lettuce, moe., Oteil & Friends and more.
Railroad Earth confirmed an extensive spring tour that includes April and May legs.