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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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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Overheard at The Long Road Festival: 20 Best 2018 Quotes

Hillbilly yodelling, four-part harmonies, acoustic country gospel, blues around the camp fire; our ears were overloaded with an unprecedentedly diverse range of Country and Americana music during new three-day festival The Long Road. But, we also heard plenty between the songs – both on and off stage – to keep us amused. 1. “Wow, can […]

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Long Road Festival: 12 Acts to See or Run Around Trying

Unfortunately, we haven’t progressed very far with our ‘see-two-acts-at-once’ cloning device … probably because we’ve spent most of our time trying to convince each other that “camping is fun”. So some quick footwork is going to be required to make the most of the plethora of entertainment on stage this weekend at The Long Road […]

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