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The best songs are written from the heart and capture the emotions of real life. The Narrators’ new album, Long Gone, does just that with a collection of songs drawn from personal experiences that tell tales of longing and loss, with a few songs of hope mixed in.
If you’re looking for a happy album, keep looking. Many of the songs on Long Gone will take you to places you may not want to go – but they’re worth the trip.
The Narrators are a two-man Americana band from Wisconsin. Formed by Tom Dupuis and Jim Felhofer in 2003, the duo blends acoustic rock, folk, alt-country, power pop, blues, and bluegrass into a unique sound that’s layered with diverse instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies. The band’s new release continues the Narrators’ custom of creating music that moves from genre to genre, often blurring the lines that separate traditional music categories.
Long Gone is The Narrators’ fourth album. It will also be the band’s final album.
Felhofer and Dupuis began working on the Long Gone project in January 2018. Progress was slowed when Dupuis was diagnosed with cancer in January 2019. Progress was further slowed by the outbreak of COVID in early 2020.
The project was about half done in Spring 2021 when Dupuis became too sick to work on it. He died of cancer on Oct. 1, 2021. After stepping away from the project for several months following Dupuis’ passing, Felhofer went back to work on it in January 2022.
Long Gone was completed in August and released Sept. 30, 2022.