THE LONGEST YEAR, the brainchild of Cassandra Bailey-Langjahr, is coming on the road with me this fall, and I could not be more excited to share the stage with her voice, talent, and poise. A singer-songwriter of the highest caliber, she and I will be bringing our collaboration to clubs and venues throughout the midwest. Stay tuned here for previews, sounds, dates, and all things tour: Onion Time.
CASSANDRA BAILEY-LANGJAHR aka THE LONGEST YEAR builds a framework of melodic, catchy, pop-sensibilities to support thoughtful, eloquent lyrics, giving voice to universal truths and elevating the every day. Accessibly fun and piano-driven, her songs speak to relatable circumstances, and will make you look at life through a surprisingly fresh lens. Every tune will stick in your head and your heart, lingering long after the final chord, and leave you asking where you can hear them again.
ARIANA grew up with music everywhere. The daughter of musicians, self-expression was simply a way of life. Growing up her first obsession was with The Beatles, and the sounds of the ‘60s. Feeling she’d been born into the wrong era she absorbed classic rock, blues, folk, r&b, and jazz in equal measure. The first cassette tape she wore out was TLC’s CrazySexyCool; her first concert was BB King; and the first time she cried listening to a song was when she played The Dixie Chicks’ Taking The Long Way and the title track tore through her like TNT. It was her storytelling instinct that led her to country like The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, and Gretchen Wilson. Nashville, now her home base, is a place to pay homage to the great sounds she’s always loved by recording two covers of classic hits Brand New Key, and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me. Her second EP, with its wide range of styles and massive vocals is meant to impress with all the ways she knows how to groove with every piece of her soul. Ariana plans to continue writing and recording in Nashville. When she’s not making music you might find her on stages acting or in front of or behind a camera chasing the light of self-expression every way she can. Subscribe to her Patreon page for new and exclusive content.
EP - LAST NIGHT’S MAKEUP
Recorded by Eric McConnell.
Produced by Jonathan Pears.
EP - ARIANA HODES
Recorded at Loud Studios by Julian King,.
Produced by Darran Smith.