Steve Gunn has shared “Stonehurst Cowboy,” the second single off his forthcoming album The Unseen In Between, out Jan. 18, 2019, through Matador Records.
The song is built around a sparse acoustic figure and the minimalist bass work of Bob Dylan’s musical director Tony Garnier, who plays throughout the album. Gunn explains in a statement that the song is a tribute to his late father, who passed away in 2016.
“Stonehurst is an area in Southwest Philadelphia where both my parents grew up,” says Gunn. “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.”
Watch the “Stonehurst Cowboy” video (directed by The Mitcham Submarine) and check out Gunn’s 2014 Daytrotter Session below. Gunn will be touring throughout 2019—you’ll find a full list of his tour dates, along with the details of his new album, further down.
The Unseen In Between Album Art:
The Unseen In Between Tracklist:
01. New Moon
04. Stonehurst Cowboy
06. New Familiar
07. Lightning Field
08. Morning Is Mended