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Kelly Steward / Press

"I’m referring to a great voice perfectly balanced between country roughness and soul voluptuousness, accompanied by a true ability to gather rootsy suggestions, southern vibrations and black music influences in the most confident way. I’m also talking about a special taste (free form, not academic) for the noble classic-rock and mainstream of the Seventies; something hard to find these days." Long Long Road has only 4 songs, but what songs my friends! Get Back Your Own Way is a magnificent electric serenade somewhere between the accelerations of Lucinda Williams and the impudent femininity of Stevie Nicks; When Summer Ends is a true gem of southern rock tension howling at the moon with the intensity of Tift Merrit; Wish You Away is the perfect synthesis of country-jazz yearnings that would make Norah Jones proud; Lost My Mind (written by Miles Nielsen - the producer) is today’s status of the art – let’s say it straightaway – of the marriage between American roots and pop m

““Her style has come to be compared to names as Patsy Cline, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt for the mind…Not least we know too, Kelly Steward belongs to this category of truly great voices””

"Long Long Road hints at what could be the ingredients for a full-length, radio juggernaut. One thing’s for sure: Steward can sing, and she does it with an obvious passion that’s only possible when an artist feels the music and knows what it’s like to live the stories behind it."

"Your voice just jumped out of the speakers at me. The song and your tone have a great overall feel and sound...The production is really strong as is the performance"

Dave Koons - Crescent Music and Media

"She has a full, strong voice that has a depth of range that shows in each song. In each cut on the EP, her voice is laced with feeling and emotion as she sings"