General Info Biography: (from Website) 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 astounding solo albums, as well as his work 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. These days you can find him playing with his band as well as sometimes serving as guitarist in fellow Philadelphia-bred troubadour Kurt Vile’s band the Violators.
Personal Notes: It's been almost a decade since I first heard Steve Gunn. He was the name I didn't know inthe trio of Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards/ UN) and Pete Nolan (Magik Markers) aka GHQ. I was expecting something loud and abrasive. I wanted it to pull the paint off the wall and shake the apartment. What I got instead was my first introduction to "New Weird America" and the finger styling of one of the best guitarists I had heard at that time.
Nice job garageland. If you believe the Roo app numbers Steve is in last place, 107th, with 24 likes. So you, snowman, umphlovecincy, and 21 of your friends at the On tap or Who stage.
While some of these acts seem to be on a cafe level of notoriety, I was under the impression those bands would be announced separate and at a later date as usual. I did walk up to Who Stage at one point last year thinking that's where Kandace Springs was performing and there were just two dudes waiting on the rail for the next act. Kandace was actually just starting at the On Tap Lounge. Anyhow, Steve Gunn was great at Fun Fun Fun. I caught him late in the day in the Yellow Tent. He started out with some psyched out jam and laser show and the performance morphed into laid back freak-folk. He was up against three pre-headliners on the other big stages but still drew a solid crowd to fill out the tent. I look forward to seeing him again at Bonnaroo.
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.