Friday, August 12, 2005

The Gunshy

The Gunshy is a one-man band out of Lancaster, PA although sometimes he tours with a full band. The man in charge of this one-man band is Matt Arbogast.

The easy immediate comparison for his voice would be to Tom Waits. And while his songs are generally dark like Waits' music, thye sound different instrumentally. A fairer comparison may be to Oakland's Filthy Thieving Bastards except without the harmonies and a bit darker.

The songs roll with the feeling of a train rumbling down the tracks as various instruments step in and out around Arbogast's acoustic guitar and strained vocals.

There are more mp3 files available on The Gunshy's website but these two are my favorite available tracks.

The Gunshy - Reason to Retreat
The Gunshy - Stories

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