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Steve Gunn-Time Off [2013]

Steve Gunn-Time Off [2013]

you always have time for a time off.

Attention Must Be Paid: Gunn plays guitar in the touring band of his Philly friend Kurt Vile, and this summer he’ll be on the road supported by singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson. “It’s been an interesting change,” Gunn says about playing for audiences more eager to get buzzed than go gape-jawed at meditative guitar wizardry. “Since singing is still so new for me, I can lose my concentration really easily if the crowd is rowdy, way more than if I was just on acoustic guitar. It’s weirdly harder to go up and sing a rock-y song than it is to do some tricky picking thing.”

«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. The album features his oblique character sketches and story-songs about friends, acquaintances, and denizens of his Brooklyn neighborhood, using the trio band format to launch his compositions into new, luminous strata. 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.»

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