Long Road Home – Back To Dixieland

Long Road Home - Back To DixielandWhat’s more retro than a vinyl 45?

Long Road Home, the quintet formed in 2005 by Martin Gilmore (guitar) and Justin Hoffenberg (fiddle), and now additionally consisting of Pete Wernick (banjo), Jordan Ramsey (mandolin) and Andrew Bonnis on bass, has announced the release of a three-track EP to be officially released on July 1st.

The record has the band’s three best new songs from their repertoire, namely Headed Back to Dixieland, a Martin Gilmore original that serves as the title track; Angeline the Baker, the band’s version of the 150 year-old song, performed as a tight vocal duet; and Polly Vaughn, a mysterious-sounding song with a ghost, a trial and a surprise ending.

The EP is available in all formats: digital download, a CD and… a 7” vinyl 45r pm disc.

In advance of the official release, and for a limited period only, the band has made the recordings available as digital downloads.

The ‘45’ comes with some extras not available otherwise:

  • A previously unreleased track from their debut CD, Live at eTown Hall
  • A physical download card for an additional digital copy to give a friend
  • A nifty decorative hardwood ‘45’ adapter for your record player

To place an order, visit the band’s page at band camp.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.

A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.

He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.