Hailing from the front range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, .45 Long aims to make their mark on Alternative Country/Americana.
Edgy, irreverent, questioning, but never preachy .45 Long puts the story first! Whether amusing, ironic, happy, or sad their songs always look to make a connection: “It’s as basic as taxes, or paying the rent, or wishing less time was already spent” from “When You Sang Along”. If it doesn’t make you want to dance, we’ll dump the tune and start over, cuz that’s what we’re about.
Songwriters like Guy Clark, Townes VanZant, Jason Boland, Robert Earl Keen, the Braun Brothers, Steve Earleand Roger Clyne inspire the writing. When you aspire to that level of songwriting you leave a lot of hard written songs in the trash bin along the way. You’ve got to be honest enough with yourself to cull out the keepers. At least you get to go back and steal the best lines from yourself.
The Band is anchored by Doc Whan (Songwriter, Guitars, Mandolin), Slim Jim Phillippe on drums, and Tim Battenhouse on bass. They are usually joined by some combination of Mike (Griz) Kearney on lead guitar, Chuck Lettes on pedal steel, and Gina Battenhouse’s vocals.
Try to catch them somewhere in Colorado, and watch for their first Album “Brazos County Jail” in the summer of 2013.