Revered as one of the most energetic and innovative mandolin players on the jamband/newgrass scene today, Emmit's inestimable talents (An Honest Tune) don't end with just the instruments that can be picked. Holding the wheel steady on acoustic and electric slide mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar and mandola, Long Road also showcases Emmitt's superlative storytelling and versatile vocal abilities.
With seven originals, including co-writes with John Cowan (Long Road) and Jim Lauderdale (I'm Alive), Emmitt saavily chose a few best-of-life-on-the-road songs, such as Supertramp's Take the Long Way Home, Marshall-Tucker Band's Take the Highway, and Van Morrison's Gypsy in my Soul. Long Road was co-produced by Emmitt and Compass Records co-founder Garry West.
Featuring: Drew Emmitt (Guitar, Mandolin, vocals), Tyler Grant (Acoustic Guitar), Chris Pandolfi (Banjo), Jeff Sipe (Drums), Steven Sandifer (Percussion), and Eric Thorin (Bass).
With Special Guests: Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident, Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters, Stuart Duncan, Tim O'Brien, Alison Brown, Darrell Scott, John Cowan, and Reese Wynans.