Gunson Roses is whatever Brad Gunson wants to do with the guitar, trombone, electronics, the camera, a projector, a computer, his voice, and his friends from telling jokes, to writing songs, to long exploratory improvisation, to rearranging his favorite popular songs, to performing the music of the Super Mario Brothers video games while audience members play the game on stage, to acting, to shooting music videos, to pouring syrup on pancakes. No style restrictions, no audience pandering, no rules about what can and shouldn't be done. Pure fun and indulgence. This is non-commercialism that rarely covers the cost of its own existence, but always inspires and challenges.
This project has produced several recordings including Gunson Roses (2009), Right Away (2010), Man Vs Band (2012), and Smothered and Covered (2014), Live at Joe Squared (2015), Fast and Loose (2016) and several upcoming albums, videos, and "other". The most recent projects include a short, surrealist, comedic, musical, documentary called "Baltimore By Storm" shot in June of 2016 (currently being edited) and a feature film adaptation of Homer's Odyssey and James Joyce's Ulysses, set in Baltimore (in place of Ithace, Greece) and throughout the United States.