Matt Arbogast of The Gunshy makes me think of Joe Strummer's work with Mescaleros and even The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, in the song "Last Songs". He's only 25, but he sings songs that have an immediate gravity due to the timbre of his voice. Hoarse, gravelly, and shouting with passion, Arbogast commands the attention of any open minded music fan, although he has the drive to break through to the more close minded out there... if given the chance. That's the tough part.
Imagine the sweet lilt of The Pogues bolstered by the wide open Americana blast of indie alt-country/rock... this is Matt Arbogast, this is The Gunshy.
+ last songs from Souls (Latest Flame - Dec 6th)
+ stories from No Man's Blues
Latest Flame for No Man's Blues and Souls on Dec. 6.
Sleep Recordings for the EP and To Remember/To Forget.
There are some mp3s here at Sleep Recordings, Matt's own label.
Upcoming Tour Dates
11.10 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
11.11 - Shreveport, LA - Lil Joe's
11.12 - Oxford, MS - Hot Dog Records
11.13 - Birmingham, AL - Sakura
11.14 - Athens, GA - Secret Squirrel
11.15 - Atlanta, GA - 1435 Vaughn St. w/ I Would etc...
11.16 - Chapel Hill, NC - Wetlands
11.17 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street
11.18 - Huntington, WV - HYAMP
11.19 - Lexington, KY - Beaumont YMCA"