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American Wilderness Odyssey

by Artisan Creative


Join three adventurers on an incredible renegade Americana journey, searching for the moonshine, myth & madness of the American Wilderness.

about the production

Join three adventurers on an incredible journey, searching for the moonshine, myth and madness of the American Wilderness. An evening of stories and songs. Tales of outlaws, ghost towns, the emigrant, the doomed lover, the extraordinary lives of ordinary people, real and imagined. Written from the nitty-gritty experience of month-long treks and road trips, off the main strip, along the backwoods and byways of the southern states of America, Steve Bonham and The Long Road bring to life the songs and stories from their acclaimed American Wilderness Odyssey album and its companion book.

about the artist

We exist to celebrate the extraordinary stories of ordinary folk. We believe in the 'artisan values' of craft, inspiration, authenticity and the love of the raw materials. Artisan Creative was created to provide a platform for developing distinctive recordings, books and performances. Artisan Creative is led by two self-producing artists: Steve Bonham – award-winning psychologist in his own right, now author, musician and vagabond. Christopher Lydon – musician and creative producer, who was performed throughout the UK and Europe.

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stage dimensions

width: 4 metres

height: 2 metres

depth: 2 metres

Indoors most likely; on stage or on floor is fine; end on or cabaret.
We tour with our sound gear and digital piano, and lights.

Fans of acoustic music
o folk, roots, country, rock, Americana, blues and jazz
We call our approach Artisan Music, binding all these genres
o The idea of authenticity, artistry, connection to the source materials and inspiration
o Original, handcrafted songs
Age range 14+

“Ambitious, hypnotic, brooding, infused with sadness and joy, capturing the panorama of its physical and emotional canvas ... irresistible.”

Mike Davies, Fatea Magazine

"American Wilderness Odyssey performed at Salford Arts Theatre in September and what a joy it was! The warmth and easy-going storytelling, coupled with the fabulous guitars and piano, really carried me along in the journey. It was like travelling with old friends. Our audience loved spending time ‘on the road’ with The Long Road."

Roni Ellis

“Make no mistake about it! Steve Bonham and The Long Road are a British band, but their interpretation of American styles is tantamount to anything their transatlantic brethren have released in recent years.”

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Performance is suitable for blind audience members, as it is primarily audio-based show.

We can offer screening of our documentary, Rise of the Artisan, which supports our Artisan Movement ideals in how we approach creating and sharing our music, along with Q&A around the documentary subject.
We can offer a post-show Q&A chat with the artists (songwriters creating music and shows from real life experiences)

£750 is the buy out rate (which is inclusive of travel/accommodation). We are happy to negotiate other deals (fee vs box office etc.).
We are not VAT registered.

We don't need anything specific for Covid-19 requirements.