Boomkat Product Review:
If you're not already au fait with Steve Gunn's solo work, you might still be familiar with his work as part of GHQ alongside Double Leopard Marcia Bassett and Magik Marker Pete Nolan. Sundowner marks Steve Gunn's first album proper as a lone six-string slinger, and it's pretty stunning, as it so happens. Gunn lays his considerable chops on the table from the very beginning, twanging with considerable accomplishment through 'Concrete Beach', which unlike so many contemporary solo acoustic records isn't preoccupied Takoma-style fingerstyle flurries, but rather an ancient bluegrass style that's full of heavy bottom end and world-weary lyricism. Gunn isn't shy of singing on pieces like 'For The Horse, etc.' or 'Money Train Blues', even firing up his electric guitar when the occasion calls for it, but for the most part it's Gunn's stately, old-fashioned acoustic blues that's the main attraction here. Essential Purchase.