rockford illinois entertainment guide
Date: 08/11/2008
Kelly Steward - Long Long Road
© 2008
Reviewed by Gregory C. Johnson
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"Long Long Road" is the latest EP release from Kelly Steward.  This EP is a collection of four songs that embrace a classic country sound.

Now I am not by any means knowledgeable about country music.  When listening to the opening track for the first time, it was Ms. Steward’s voice that stuck me first.  It brought back memories of sitting with my grandfather on the front porch at his home listening to Patsy Cline.  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.

The EP is composed of four songs.  Three are written by Ms. Steward; “Get Back On Your Way,” “When Summer Ends,” and “Wish You Away.”  The fourth track was written by Miles Nielsen.  The quality of the recording is excellent.

Since this was my first time hearing Ms. Steward, I listened to some of her previous released songs.  I was not disappointed.   I especially enjoyed “Now” which has an acoustic rock feel.   You can visit her web site,, to check out more of her music.  If you want to catch Ms. Steward live, she is having an EP release party at Brio on Saturday August 24th beginning at 9pm.  I recommend coming down to check out her music or just pick up a copy of her EP for a listen.  You may just end up picking up copies of all her EPs.

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