Off Stage with: Charley Crockett

When I found Charley Crockett backstage at The Long Road festival, he’d already performed one of his two shows that day. And rumbles were already going around the Leicestershire site about what a stellar, memorable show it had been. It’s not just his bright red Nudie-style suit – a gift from his home city of […]

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Overheard at The Long Road Festival: 15 Fave 2019 Quotes

We weren’t supposed to be writing another “Overheard at…” post. This year we were not planning to spend the Leicestershire Americana festival shamelessly eavesdropping on our fellow music fans. Instead we were definitely, maybe going to do very serious interviews and also come up with a new, completely original blog idea, the likes of which […]

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The Long Road’s Fashion Rules

  Most of the year we go out of our way to show just how contemporary the country music scene is and to prove it’s not all double-denim, rhinestones and tassels. But then a festival like The Long Road rolls into town and suddenly we’re “OK, I’m off to meet my people… shut up and […]

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Pre-Long Road Festival To Do List

This time last year The Long Road festival raised the bar for both country music events in the UK, and for my tolerance for camping. Back then I raved about it and said I absolutely couldn’t wait for this September, that I was ready to go back to sunny Leicestershire right away. But somehow I […]

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FIVE FAVES OF TØNDER: THE FESTIVAL THAT NEVER SLEEPS

The Danes have a distinctive, peculiar way of applauding. To show their appreciation for a particularly good performance, rather than the ripple of unsynchronised clapping we (Brits and possibly the rest of the world) break out in, theirs is a chant-like clap in unison. It’s a sound I got used to with over four days of stunning […]

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