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American Wilderness Odyssey: The Companion - OFFER 1
A unique memento of a unique project.
A guide to the 15 songs from American Wilderness Odyssey by Steve Bonham and The Long Road - and the stories that lie behind the songs.
In search of the moonshine, myth and madness of the Southern USA.
Music that is timeless and of the moment; deeply personal and yet universal.
Your copy of the companion includes download code for FREE 15-song digital album - and free e-book included!
Find out more about the whole project: https://www.thelongroadband.net/awo
We explored what we came to call the moonshine, the myth and the madness of it all. Moonshine? Taking a few simple ingredients and conjure something raw and potent. Myth? Immersing ourselves in the legend of America that has so beguiled the world. And the Madness? Discovering the America that lies within a monster and an angel, and is a place of shape-shifters, where lawmen become outlaws and outlaws turn to the light.
The songs from the project have all been written by Steve Bonham, Steve and Kev, and Steve and Chris. Their starting point is not first the songs of others but the deep well of individual experience. They were inspired by the people, the landscape, the stories and the spirit of the Southern States of the USA. . Steve trekked through the brooding old testament forests and mountains of Appalachia in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. He took road trips from Ashville to Nashville and New Orleans and then, trekking and driving, circumnavigated New Mexico. Kev set off in a classic old sedan to visit the hometowns and heroes of his youth spending six weeks on the road through Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana.
These songs taste gritty and real, the words rattling across the beat like a typewriter, raging against steel bars, painting images of hope and hurt, the dustbowl, downtown heartaches and impossible dreams….