"...an auspicious debut that brims with equal parts heartache, swagger, and a dose of hard-won wisdom." -Jonathan Perry, Boston Globe
“...a tasty slab of country rock and roots.." -Chad Berndtson, Patriot Ledger
"..the band have put the essential parts together - well written songs, sound musicianship and solid production, and the end result is a more than solid debut showcasing the bands talents"
- Review in "Beat Surrender"
You can call it ‘Americana’, ‘Roots’, or just plain ‘Rock 'n Roll’; labels really don't matter to Highway Ghosts. Their goals are simple: write great songs, record high quality CDs, and perform as a solid live band. That's all.
But how do you balance the time constraints of a career, family, and home life with the demands of making great music? Highway Ghosts are on the road to finding that answer. Their debut CD After All This Time is an appropriate title for a band whose members are all approaching 40, but do not believe that you have to sacrifice everything to make a great album.
Highway Ghosts formed in 2007 when drummer Matt Slowick joined David DeLuca (guitar), Dan Cody (guitar) and Dennis Barry (bass) for an old fashioned jam session. They immediately knew they had something good, so they spent the next two years developing original songs which fit the style of Roots/Americana music. The songs tell familiar stories, from the heartache of "Taken" and "If You Were Mine" to the communal search for meaning in "In the End" and "Troubled Shoes", to the homesick yearning in "Home." Contributions from vocalist Ward Hayden (Girls, Guns & Glory) and keyboardist Jim Gambino (Swinging Steaks) enhance the album's musical potency. This CD represents everything that is important to Highway Ghosts: real people playing real instruments, rich vocal harmonies, and inspired songwriting.
Highway Ghosts want people to enjoy their music as much as they love making it. Over the next several years, the band will work diligently to promote their music and establish a reputation as a highly acclaimed roots/Americana band.