American guitarist and songwriter Steve Gunn is a quiet but clear talent. Consistent too. For a number of years he's been putting out albums of stark but beautiful clarity. The latest Other You maintains his high batting average.
With Gunn, hus guitar playing alone would be enough. He's one of the best guitarists working at the moment. His style is wonderfully spacious and distinctive, evoking the great American outdoors. The great American songbook.
On Other You he has songs to match. The record is a small joy. Working in the same field as the likes of Kevin Morby and Rydley Walker but eking out a definite territory of his own, this is a record of joy and wonder.