As Steve Gunn's first eponymous album with a full band, Time Off harnesses a core trio format to launch his compositions into new, luminous strata.
Here, Gunn the guitarist (and sometime Kurt Vile sideman) deploys a discursive, deconstructed blues style, at once transcendent and methodical, that has become his signature. The sound is steeped in traditions both vernacular and avant-garde.
Gunn has announced dates with Kurt Vile, which can be viewed below.
In addition to the run of dates with Vile, Steve has just announced an August tour, which includes performances at Pickathon, Woodsist Festival, Transfigurations II, and more dates throughout the West Coast.
Steve also has a collaborative album with Mike Cooper, called Cantos De Lisboa, planned for release on June 24.
Listen to “Water Wheel” and “Lurker” below:
Wed. May 28 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre w/ Kurt Vile and The Violators
Thu. May 29 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch w/Kurt Vile and The Violators
Fri. May 30 - Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival w/ Kurt Vile and The Violators
Sat. May 31 - York, PA @ Capitol Theatre w/ Kurt Vile and The Violators
Mon. June 2 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place w/ Kurt Vile and The Violators
Tue. June 3 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom w/ Kurt Vile and The Violators
Wed. June 4 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ Kurt Vile and The Violators, Jenny Lewis
Thu. June 5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Governors Ball Kick-Off Party @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ Kurt Vile and The Violators
Thu. July 31 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Foxygen and Woods
Fri. Aug. 1-Sun. Aug. 3 - Portland, OR @ Pickathon
Mon. Aug. 4 - Petaluma, CA @ Lagunitas Brewing Company w/ Foxygen
Wed. Aug. 6 - Big Sur, CA @ Woodsist Festival Big Sur
Thu. Aug. 7 - Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery w/ Foxygen
Sun. Aug. 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Mon. Aug. 11 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Tue. Aug. 12 - Long Beach, CA @ E. 3rd Street
Sat. Aug. 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Circle of Hope
Thu. Aug. 28-Sat. Aug. 30 - Asheville, NC @ Transfigurations II Festival
Sun. Sep. 21 - New Windsor, NY @ Storm King Art Center w/ The Felice Brothers
Find out more at steve-gunn.com.