New Release & Video: Steve Gunn – Stonehurst Cowboy

Photo Credit: Clay Benskin

Steve Gunn has shared a second song from his forthcoming record, The Unseen In Between, out January 18th on Matador Records

Titled Stonehurst Cowboy, the song is the emotional centerpiece of the album, a duet between Gunn’s raw acoustic guitar and spare basslines by Bob Dylan’s musical director Tony Garnier, who is featured throughout the album. The lyrics distil the lessons Gunn learned from his father and is a solemn but tender remembrance, a tribute to his father’s reputation as a tough, wise, and witty guy from far west Philadelphia.

Watch the accompanying acoustic video, shot in London and directed by The Mitcham Submarine, below…

“’Stonehurst Cowboy’ is a tribute to my late father, who passed away in 2016,” says Gunn. Stonehurst is an area in Southwest Philadelphia where both my parents grew up. Heavily affected by the Vietnam War, he became an adult at hyperspeed after high school when he was drafted — though he didn’t end up actually fighting in Vietnam. He was too young to know what the hell was going on when the war broke, and it wasn’t until he, his brothers, and friends came back to make any sense of it”

Upcoming tour dates include…

3/1 – Marfa, TX – Crowley Theater
30/1 – New Haven, CT – State House $
31/1 – Boston, MA – Great Scott ^
1/2 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ^
2/2 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
8/2 – San Diego, CA – Casbah ^
9/2 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom ^
10/2 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley $
12/2 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater $
13/2 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern $
15/2 – Novato, CA – HopMonk Tavern #
16/2 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel #
12/3 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
13/3 – Den Haag, NL – Paard
14/3 – Groningen, NL – Vera
15/3 – Hamburg, DE – Nochtspeicher
16/3 – Aarhus, DK – Radar
18/3 – Stavanger, NO – Folken
20/3 – Oslo, NO – Revolver
21/3 – Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
22/3 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
23/3 – Berlin, DE – Frannz Club
24/3 – Prague, CZ – Archa Theatre
25/3 – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
26/3 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
27/3 – Vienna, AU – Arena
30/3 – Luzern, CH – Südpol
31/3 – Zurich, CH – Rotefabrik
1/4 – Lyon, FR – Sonic
2/4 – Paris, FR – Le Petit Bain
3/4 – Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun
5/4 – London, UK – Oslo
6/4 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
7/4 – Leeds, UK – The Brudenell Social Club
8/4 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute

^ w/ Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
$ w/ Meg Baird
# w/ Sachiko Kanenobu