Steve Gunn (musician)

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Steve Gunn
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Background information
BornLansdowne, Pennsylvania
OriginBrooklyn, New York
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s)Guitar
Years active2007–present
LabelsMatador, Onomato, Digitalis Recordings, Three Lobed, Meudiademorte, Paradise of Bachelors

Steve Gunn (born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn.[1][2] He studied art and music at Temple University before moving to New York City.[3] Gunn was formerly a guitarist in Kurt Vile's backing band, The Violators.[4][5]

Gunn has stated that his musical influences include Michael Chapman, La Monte Young, Indian music, John Fahey, Jack Rose, Robbie Basho, and Sandy Bull.[2]

In 2021 he as a solo artist was inter alia part of the Newport Folk Festival[6] in July.

His album Other you (Matador, 2021) comprises 11 tracks all written by himself, among them an instrumental duet with harpist Mary Lattimore. A reviewer stated: "However dreamy it gets, you stay wide awake throughout."[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Steve Gunn (2007)
  • Sundowner (2008)
  • Boerum Palace (2009)
  • End of the City (2009) (split with Shawn David McMillen)
  • Camel Throat (2010)
  • Sand City (2010) (with John Truscinski)
  • Live at the Night Light (2011)
  • Ocean Parkway (2012) (with John Truscinski)
  • Golden Gunn (2013) (with Hiss Golden Messenger)
  • Time Off (2013)[8]
  • Cantos De Lisboa (2014) (with Mike Cooper)
  • Melodies for a Savage Fix (2014) (with Mike Gangloff)
  • Way Out Weather (2014)[9]
  • Seasonal Hire (2015) (with The Black Twig Pickers)
  • Steve Gunn/Kurt Vile (2015)[10](with Kurt Vile)
  • Eyes on the Lines (2016)[11]
  • Bay Head (2017) (with John Truscinski)
  • The Unseen in Between (2019)[12]
  • "Flops in New York" (2019) (with Ryley Walker and Ryan Jewell)
  • Soundkeeper (2020) (with John Truscinski)
  • Other You (2021)

EPs[edit]

  • Too Early for the Hammer (2009)
  • Livin' in Between (2020)
  • Nakama (2022)[13]

Singles[edit]

  • "Human Condition" b/w "Trances" (2011)
  • "Decline of the Stiff" (2011)
  • "Lonesome Valley" (2013) (with Black Twig Pickers)
  • "Wildwood" (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Talking travels, characters and Time Off with Steve Gunn (playing Johnny Brenda's tomorrow night) | The Key". Thekey.xpn.org. June 21, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Wooden Wand Interviews Steve Gunn". Aquariumdrunkard.com. February 25, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (January 14, 2019). "Steve Gunn Is Rock's Best-Kept Secret". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved August 29, 2021.
  4. ^ "Steve Gunn – Time Off". Echoesanddust.com. June 18, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  5. ^ Fiander, Matthew. "Steve Gunn: Time Off". PopMatters.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Newport Folk Festival stage schedule 2021". newportfolk.org. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "album review Other you (Matador, 2021)". August 26, 2021. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  8. ^ "Steve Gunn | Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  9. ^ "Steve Gunn's 6 favorite songs". The Week, January 9, 2011. Samantha Rollins
  10. ^ "Various Artists Parallelogram ; Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "Eyes on the Lines ; Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  12. ^ "Coming January 18 : Steve Gunn – The Unseen In Between". Matablog.matadorrecords.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  13. ^ Howe, Brian (February 3, 2022). "Steve Gunn: Nakama Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 4, 2022.

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