Long Road: From Childhood Friends to Musical Collaborators

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Picture this: three childhood friends from Rutherford, New Jersey, joined forces with singer Ted Ames, originally hailing from Coventry, Vermont, to create the musical phenomenon known as Long Road. The serendipitous encounter took place at the legendary Knitting Factory in NYC, where their shared musical influences and interests sparked a creative fire that demanded further exploration together.

Their musical journey took off with the release of their debut album, “This Too Shall Pass,” a sonic marvel that found its way onto over 140 college stations across the nation. Several university Top 10 playlists proudly featured their tracks. Not stopping there, Long Road made waves on regional commercial rock stations, including the prominent 105.5 WDHA. Notable moments during the “This Too Shall Pass” support tour included electrifying openings for Candlebox, Buckcherry, and Cracker.

Following a hiatus that left fans eagerly awaiting their return, Long Road is back and stronger than ever. Their second studio album, “Faith in Greater Things?,” available on Apple Music, Spotify, and more than 150 other digital platforms. And what’s more, 2023/2024 tour dates are on the horizon, promising an exhilarating live experience.

“Faith in Greater Things?” came to life at The Barber Shop Studio in Hopatcong, NJ, and was meticulously crafted, mixed, and mastered at Laundry Room Studio in Seattle, Washington. Notably, multi-platinum, award-winning producer Barrett Jones, known for his work with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Foo Fighters, lent his expertise to this latest musical endeavor by Long Road.

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Long Road’s band members draw inspiration from an eclectic array of musical legends, spanning from the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan to Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, Rush, and Metallica. This diverse wellspring of influence has birthed a distinctive sound that’s rooted in alternative rock with a soulful, bluesy undertone that’s nothing short of infectious.

“As with the last album, the songs remain the product of living our lives,” explains singer Ted Ames. “They are an honest mix of storytelling and emotion based upon our experience and observation in and of the world around us.” Long Road’s music is a heartfelt reflection of their journey, and with “Faith in Greater Things?,” they invite you to join them on the road less traveled.


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