Eric Spurgeon / Press

“Eric Spurgeon returns with a new album. The title track, "It's Been So Long", isn’t about Spurgeon’s absence from the local music scene. It’s a beautiful song of loss and ache, the story of a man who leaves his family in order to find the work that will support them. It’s a powerful number, full of dwindling hope and loss and the desperation of a man who wants nothing more than to get back to his wife’s arms. It’s the stuff that real life is made of, and that’s what separates Spurgeon’s new material from that he did before. Putting music to a collection of country-tinged workingman’s music along the lines of Bruce Springsteen”