Long Hill Road
A stellar example of the power and diversity of The Ian Charles Band~ 'IAN CHARLES has a rich voice at times reminiscent of Bruce Cockburn.~ Sue Braden/Shoreline Newspapers Album production influences stemming from, Rick Rubin (Tom Petty, Johnny Cash) and Brian Paulson (Wilco, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo)to Sam Phillips (Sun Records) The songs have strong hooks and are powerfully represented here with his longtime backing band featuring: PETER KAZALEH on Acoustic and Electric Lead Guitar ( Pete is featured on all of Ian Charles studio album's.) MACE VITALE on Bass Guitar (Mace goes back pretty far too.) and Ian plays Drums for most of LHR. (also, occasionally being handled by the incredible, freight train style of, STEVE PASTORE on 'Matchbox Fires', 'This is....', and 'Paintin' the Town') Plus, musician and vocalist extraordinaire, ERIC LICHTER on Pedal Steel and Harmonies from Los Angeles. Who is a close friend of the band. This approach to the sessions allowed the music to be recorded mostly LIVE in the studio. With limited overdubs. The Music is electric, truthful and direct. A soundscape of American dreams driven on highways of Rock-n-Roll, Americana, and Folk.' Produced by: Ian Charles with Peter Kazaleh and Dick Neal Photography by: Dave Cunningham (The Knitters,X) Cover Artwork and Design: Ioannis @ Vivid Images Dig it!