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Steve Gunn shares “Ancient Jules” video co-starring UK folk/jazz icon Michael Chapman


Steve Gunn has shared “Ancient Jules” from his forthcoming solo album Eyes on the Lines. The video was directed by Claes Nordwall, shot near the UK/Scottish border and features UK jazz/folk guitar legend Michael Chapman. Gunn told Dangerous Minds about filming it:

n the video I’m on a road trip and l’m lost and broken down on the side of the road for a while. Michael happens to drive by and come to the rescue. I leave my motorcycle and we go back to his place and proceed to drink wine, talk, listen to records, and play some guitars. I thought making a video with Michael for this song would be an appropriate salute to him, and I was glad he agreed to do it. Michael has been a huge inspiration and friend to me for a while now, and I’ve been trying to get out to his house for a visit for years. I’ve heard so much about it – that it’s really this legendary place. He’s been in this old stone farm house on the UK/Scottish border since the mid sixties. Nick Drake showed up and slept on his couch one night. It’s a time capsule, and Michael has some of the most incredible stories. The guitar that I play in the video was once played by Jimi Hendrix at the legendary Les Cousins club in London in the late 1960’s. Michael accidentally napped through Jimi’s set in his car outside.

Watch the video below.

Eyes on the Lines is out June 3 via Matador. Gunn will be on tour starting in June, kicking things off at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 9 with Cut Worms (tickets), as well as June 30 at Garcia’s at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester with Promised Land Sound (tickets).

Gunn has added some shows since our last post. Updated tour dates are listed below.

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Steve Gunn – 2016 Tour Dates:
Wed. May 18 – Paris, FR @ Le Batofar
Thu. May 19 – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique @ Orangerie
Fri. May 20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Sat. May 21 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Sun. May 22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Mon. May 23 — Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Tue. May 24 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Wed. May 25 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
Thu. May 26 – Kriens, CH @ Südpol
Fri. May 27 – Lyon, FR @ Le Sonic
Sat. May 28 – Limoges, FR @ Le Phare
Sun. May 29 – Hondarribia, ES @ Psilocybenea
Mon. May 30 – Braga, PT @ gnration
Tue. May 31 – Lisbon, PT @ ZDB
Wed. June 1 – Madrid, ES @ Berlin Café
Thu. June 2 – Valencia, ES @ Loco Club
Fri. June 3 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
Sun. June 5 – Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song
Thu. June 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat. June 11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Mon. June 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
Tue. June 14 – Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s *
Wed. June 15 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *
Thu. June 16 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum *
Fri. June 17 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock ‘N Roll Chicken Shack
Sat. June 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
Sun. June 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room *
Mon. June 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
Tue. June 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
Thu. June 23 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s *
Fri. June 24 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar *
Sat. June 25 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall *
Sun. June 26 — Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola *^
Tue. June 28 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace *
Wed. June 29 – Allston, MA @ The Great Scott *
Thu. June 30 – Port Chester, NY @ Garcia’s *
Sat. July 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
Sun. July 10 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat – Backstage #
Mon. July 11 – Charlottesville, VA @ Southern #
Tue. July 12 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings #
Wed. July 13 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
Thu. July 14 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / IN #
Fri. July 15 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic #
Sat. July 16 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
Sun. July 17 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle

* = with Promised Land Sound
# = with Spacin’
^ = with Tim Darcy (of Ought)

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