The Long Ryders Artist Biography

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Name: The Long Ryders
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Popular Tags: Paisley Underground, Alt-country, 80s, rock, roots rock,

Published/Updated: 11 Jan 2007, 21:23

Biography: The Long Ryders is an American alternative country and Paisley Underground band, principally active between 1983 and 1987, who have periodically regrouped for brief reunions (2004, 2009, 2016). In 2019 they released a new album and announced a series of tour dates to follow.

Initially formed in 1983, the members came from all around the U.S. Most notably, Kentucky native Sid Griffin who shared most the vocals and guitars with Virginian Stephen McCarthy. The band scored a UK hit with Looking for Lewis & Clark in 1985. The group disbanded in 1987, but reunited to perform at the 2004 Glastonbury Festival and several other major events.

The Long Ryders played their first live dates in the U.S. in more than 20 years when they headlined in 2009 at The Earl in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 2014 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

On February 15, 2019, The Long Ryders released Psychedelic Country Soul, the band's first album of new material in 33 years. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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