Released on March 27th, 2020. 'Looking Up' is now available everywhere.
Recorded live at Prairie Sun Recording Studio to 24 track 2 inch tape with Grammy winning engineer Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, John Hammond), the full band release represents a fluid evolution and natural progression of where Eric's music is heading, but his stake in the songs has not changed a bit.
The same convictive soul of Eric's songs appear again, but where his last record highlighted a sparse reserve that shone alone in its' self-recorded home studio upbringings, 'Looking Up' comes in full fidelity with the warmth of his full band and a depth of sound rich in harmonic overtones.
Firm to its core, it features The Short Tempers with David Pascoe on fidddle & mandolin, Rhyne Erde on drums, Thom Beneducci on upright bass, Dave Zirbel on pedal-steel, and Tom Relling on resophonic & electric guitar.
“"Long's vocals have a timeless timbre that sounds well-traveled, self-reflective and pure."”
“"We believed in him so we found him a spot. Pretty sure we made the right call."”
— High Sierra Music Festival