By David Burke
Posted August 14, 2015
Among his singer-songwriter heroes, Long said, are Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Randy Newman.
Long performs Thursday at Rozz-Tox in Rock Island, to support "Ode to Thinking," his third album, which was released earlier this month.t's been
"Ode" took a different direction than his past two albums, released in 2011 and '13.
"On this one I went back to sounding more like my live show, which is acoustic," said Long, who will be playing solo at Rozz-Tox. "You have a lot of freedom playing on your own, playing songs because you want to, and the simplicity is beautiful."
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