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Festival of the Artisan: at home
26 and 27 March 2021
The UK's best acoustic music livestreamed to your home.

Steve Bonham and The Long Road

The Long Road were formed with a single mad idea: to go back to the source to explore and reimagine what might grow out of the great musical roots of USA; a crazy notion to try distil something original and powerful from the elements that made some of the most potent music ever heard by human ears. The band call it Moonshine Music: taking a few simple, authentic ingredients adding a little heat and magic to try to conjure up some rare, raw spirit.

Three musicians who blend a swampy brew of styles mixed from both sides of the Atlantic, characterised by sharp lyrics, great melodies and the fab sound of acoustic instruments being played with passion and purpose.

Renegade Americana, country blues, acoustic rock? It’s hard to pin down the compelling, distinctive high energy music of Steve Bonham and The Long Road. It’s a kind of music that appeals to the renegade and outlaw in us all.

"Everything about The Long Road is out of the ordinary" - Maverick Magazine
"The outlaw songsmiths... employ a renegade-Anglo touch to make Americana great again... but they’re less world-weary, more foot down hard with raw whisky energy." - Rock N Roots UK

The Long Road perform Saturday 27 evening session

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The Long Road features as fine a bunch of rogues as ever hit a recording studio or a dirt stage each bringing a distinctive experience and musical imagination. Steve Bonham, a songwriter working in the American folk/country worlds, (vocals, guitar, slide and guitar-bouzouki), Chris ‘The Bishop’ Lydon (piano, vocals, hammond) channelling some swampy New Orleans vibes, and ‘The Big Man’ Kev Moore who’s lived 40 years of rock’n’roll (bass, guitar, drums, vocals).

Meet the artists

Bella Hardy
Blair Dunlop
Steve Bonham and The Long Road
Elaine Davidson
Steve Bonham
Kev Moore
Lil' Roosters
Ed Ramsey
Paul Bunting