Steve Gunn: January 22, 2017 Park Church Co-op

January 25, 2017

[Photo via @laurencebuisson]

Steve Gunn needs little introduction in these pages. We’re big fans—and no doubt you are too. Steve has been touring the US and Canada the last couple weeks along with Meg Baird and Lee Ranaldo, the trio making up the first must-see tour of 2017 and spreading some much needed solidarity, positive vibes, and resistance in these unfortunate times. The final weekend of the tour found them playing Washington, DC on the night of the inauguration, Philadelphia the night of the next day’s massive and exhilarating marches, and wrapping up Sunday night in Brooklyn at the Park Church Co-op. The success of the weekend’s protests had people feeling pretty hopeful by Sunday night and this solo set from Gunn feels great all the way through. Seeing him solo and in a smaller, less formal space than December’s Bell House gig brought back happy memories of the days when you could regularly catch Gunn doing an intimate set at Zebulon.

I recorded this set from in front of board, combined with a feed from Park Church’s engineer Jasno Swarez. The sound is excellent. Enjoy—and resist!

Download: MP3/FLAC


Steve Gunn
Park Church Co-op
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for

Soundboard [engineer: Jasno Suarez] + AKG C480B/CK61 > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [60:52]
01. [Intro]
02. Old Strange
03. Milly’s Garden
04. Way Out Weather
05. Ark
06. Night Wander
07. Park Bench Smile
08. [Wildwood intro]
09. Wildwood
10. Mr. Franklin

PLEASE SUPPORT STEVE GUNN: Go to or your local record store and buy Eyes On the Lines and the recent “Ancient Jules” EP. 

And then, please consider donating to local organizations that support freedom and fair treatment for all, such as the New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Immigration Coalition.

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5 Responses to Steve Gunn: January 22, 2017 Park Church Co-op

  1. Jesse
    January 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I saw Steve on tour with Lee Ranaldo earlier in January in a former porn theatre. Tiny little place, much like this, and I agree with you that it felt just like the old days. He kept subtitling songs with new titles he made up on the spot like “(We’re Totally Fucked),” which felt appropriate for the times. Thank you very much for sharing.

  2. mike
    January 26, 2017 at 11:36 am

    thanks, Eric! Great posts here, as usual!

  3. Rob
    January 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you, more live Gunn always appreciated.

  4. johnnypaddock
    February 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks so much… This is a great performance and the sound quality is incredible. It sounds like you’re right there at the show. Great job.

  5. Grant
    September 29, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Can’t wait to hear this… thank you for your recordings, your writings, and your blog!

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