Steve Bonham and the Long Road

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PRESS RELEASE: The Last Troubadour?

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The new album from Steve Bonham and The Long road, The Murmuring of Thieves, may be one of the most surprising albums of acoustic music released so far this year. Powerful, different yet echoing a long tradition, it seems to have arrived full of intent out of nowhere.
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“Steve earns the title of ‘Songsmith’ … a mixture of ideas and styles that any aspiring songwriter should hear.”

R2 Magazine


If you’ve not heard Steve Bonham before, you’re in for a real treat. If you like cajun, bluegrass, jazz, blues and folk, you’re going to love the Anglo-Americana music of Steve Bonham and the Long Road.

We play songs that make you think, with a beat that will make you dance. We want to entertain you and make you smile.

So what are you waiting for? Come and see us live, and you’ll discover what happens when you cross a tuba with a banjo.

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Catch Me When I Fall

Friday, 23 September 2016

The songwriting compulsion continues. We’ve been back in the wonderful Woodworm Studios working with engineer Stuart Jones again  on two tracks: Diamond and The Gambling Man and Catch Me When I Fall. The first is the tale of two wandering spirits whose paths intersect and they ramble together for awhile. Eventually they take different trails but the Gambling Man, although sad, also knows he has been changed for the better and perhaps the separation is not forever ?

Catch Me When I Fall was written to be performed at t a private ‘festival party’ in the North East as a birthday tribute to an amazing lady, Trish Taylor, who got me back playing again. At the concert we were joined on stage by Kathryn Tickell on fiddle and it went down a storm – the whole audience joining in on the chorus and waving their arms in unison. On the recording our old friend Tom Leary (Feast of Fiddles, Lindisfarne etc) plays some lovely melancholic slide guitar.

Not sure when and how the songs will released yet. Certainly ‘Catch Me When I Fall’ – will be on a new compilation I am creating called Portfolio. This is not a commercial release but a sample of my songs that I think others might enjoy playing and recording.

Catch Me When I Fall (excerpt)

The sun begins to dance, through the dust upon the glass

I remembered how you turned to wave to me at last,

There was a certain look within your eyes

That caught me by surprise,

Straightened out my heart to let the weary angels sing

So catch me when I fall in love again.

(c) Steve Bonham 2016

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Steve Bonham

Steve Bonham

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