Emily Long Debuts ‘When I Was in Love With’

Emily Long at The Canal Room (PHOTO: Patrick J. Eves)

“It was less about being a guitar player and more about telling my story,” says rocker Emily Long. When she turned 10, Long asked her dad to show her a few guitar chords. Perhaps a phase, he didn’t think she’d continue playing, but the young Long started penning her own songs, joined a few punk bands in her teens and later played on her own. She never kicked the habit. “When I was a teen I was listening to Nirvana,” says Long, a Tucson, Ariz. native now residing in Brooklyn. “At one point, I had some fantasy about being in a hardcore rock band. You can’t fight what you become. You develop a sound because you get into bands like T. Rex and other stuff later on, so you just kind of write in that mindset.” Read entire story

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~ by Tina Benitez-Eves on March 27, 2010.

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