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Steve Gunn with Dead Gowns (at Greenwood Garden)

Sunday, July 25 2021
doors at 6:00 PM
$22 advance
$25 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members
all ages
at Greenwood Garden
(Lions Club)
2 Garden Place
Peaks Island, Maine

Tonight’s show with Steve Gunn is on and will be outdoors! Weather looks spotty this afternoon, but clear by showtime. 

As many are aware, William Tyler will not be joining us tonight, as despite being fully vaccinated, he contracted Covid a few days ago. He is feeling okay and is recuperating at home. Steve and his tour manager are being tested daily and are taking all possible precautions with the rest of their tour dates.

We recommend audience take the 5:35 ferry from Casco Bay Lines. Greenwood Garden (at the Lions Club) is a few minute walk from the ferry.

Modern folk guitar heroes Steve Gunn and William Tyler in a very special outdoor show at Peaks Island’s historic Greenwood Garden. See for the ferry schedule. 

For over a decade, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gunn has been one the American music’s most pivotal figures— conjuring immersive and psychedelic sonic landscapes both live and on record, releasing revered solo albums ranking high on in-the-know end of year lists, alongside exploratory collaborations with artists as diverse as Mike Cooper, Kurt Vile, and Michael Chapman (whose most recent studio album he produced).  Gunn is known for telling other people’s stories, but on his breakthrough fourth album, The Unseen In Between, he explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date. The lyrics evoke voyages, tempests (actual and emotional), and a rich cast of characters met along the way—the work of an artist finding a place of calm in the midst of a storm. Produced by frequent collaborator James Elkington and engineered by Daniel Schlett, the immaculately recorded album forces a reassessment of Gunn’s standing in the pantheon of the era’s great songwriters.

Tennessee-born guitarist, songwriter, and producer William Tyler began his career in the early 2000s touring and recording with acts as diverse as Lambchop, Wooden Wand, the Silver Jews, Bonnie Prince Billy, Candi Staton, Charlie Louvin, and Rhys Chatham. Having established his reputation as a versatile and supremely inventive guitar ace, he then launched a solo career that focused on instrumental, often experimental compositions that pulled from a variety of styles, from sparse American Primitive to pastoral country-driven rock and folk. Albums like 2010’s acoustic Behold the Spirit and 2016’s expansive full-band effort, Modern Country, were widely hailed by critics. After relocating to California, Tyler returned in 2019 with the bucolic acoustic guitar-focused Goes West album, with collaborators Bill Frisell, Meg Duffy, Tucker Martine, and others.

Note: Unfortunately, Yasmin Williams has had to drop off this show. From her team, “Yasmin can no longer make this appearance. She is truly sorry and promises to come to Portland soon.” 

*Member passes will not be accepted at our outdoor summer shows. Hold onto those passes for when we reopen! We will happily accept your expired 2020 passes at any future events at SPACE. 

🕯️ The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️