Steve Bonham and The Long Road – ‘Wrapped Up In You’
Review by Matt Wong & Staff
“Wrapped Up In You” is a song by Americana band, Steve Bonham and The Long Road. Off Bonham's American Wilderness album, the song begins with a two bar intro of acoustic guitar, bass, and drums, and follows an A-A-B form. Piano and a second acoustic guitar join in halfway through each A section playing tasty and impressive hooks and fills. Each B section is an instrumental interlude, and a solo follows the second B section. This band can certainly play!!
Steve Bonham’s down-to-earth vocal style pulls the listener in keeping you hooked on each word. The background vocals are also well executed. The lyrics behind “Wrapped Up In You” are about desire and changing one’s lifestyle to be with the person who you love
Bonham sings that he’s “Wrapped Up In You” every chorus, and leads up to the hook with lyrics such as “Stop rolling dice…said goodbye to the road.”
“Wrapped Up In You” is a well written and well performed song. Steve Bonham and The Long Road are a polished, tight band who exhibit a high level of musicianship and expression not found on everyday radio. Bonham is without a doubt a talented songwriter and storyteller; his vocals are mesmerizing and his lyrics are captivating, offering listeners a unique sound on every road-well-traveled bite.
About Steve Bonham and The Long Road
Renegade Americana, Anglo-American or Roots? It’s hard to pin down the compelling, distinctive high energy music of Steve Bonham and The Long Road. It’s a swampy brew of sharp lyrics, great melodies and the fab sound of acoustic instruments being played with passion and purpose. Appealing to the outlaw in us all, the band features one of the finest bunch of rogues to hit a recording studio along with Steve Bonham who has been described as " the songwriter’s songwriter". The Long Road consists of Chris ‘The Bishop’ Lydon on piano and tuba (Liz Green and Beth Chapin-Carpenter), ‘The Big Man’ Kev Moore on bass, guitar and drums, Christie, Saxon and Witchcross) and ‘Long’ John Humphreys on guitar, resonator, banjo and fiddle.
In 2018 they released two ‘companion' albums as part of their ‘Gone to Look for America’ project: ‘The Girl with the Rattlesnake Heart’ and ‘Reliance’. The response has been astonishing with 4 and 5 star reviews in the press including Maverick Country and Rock n Roots (RnR). The songs have received airplay in over 40 countries and rising and their single‘Rattlesnake’ climbing the charts.
The band is known for their charismatic performances. This year they are taking the stage at several festivals including The Festival of The Artisan, the Lichfield Festival of Folk and the UK Country Music Radio stage at the Welshpool Country Festival. Steve also made a solo tour of the US and Germany.
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