Long Way Home
"The title cut offers glimpses into Norgaard's roots on the Iowa prairie, fusing present and past through a homecoming for a final goodbye. Here and on most of the rest of the album, the emotions are heartfelt, delivered w/ a quiet passion and authenticity. "One Flame" is a beautiful simple and poignant love song, while "Listen to the Wind," a playful bit of blues rock, and "Overtaken," closer to country than anything else, provide unexpected color and dimension." ~Jim Lipson, Tucson Weekly
The album features Amber on vocals, piano and acoustic guitar, Tucson-area music award winners Doug "Hurricane" Floyd on electric guitar and Jay Trapp on bass, Michael G. Ronstadt on cello, and GRAMMY nominee Will Clipman on drums. Special guests appearances by Craig Schumacher on harmonica and Duncan Stitt on keyboards. The album was recorded at A Writer's Room (Tucson, AZ) and mixed at Wavelab Studio (Tucson, AZ).