As the venues improved, and the crowds grew larger, something else soared on the wings of success: inspiration. After ten years, the band began writing songs again, this time in the style of bands they’d loved from their youth - including the Eagles of course, but also The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and other great bands of the 60’s & 70’s. Without saying a word, they began slipping their original songs into their set lists. The response was immediate and positive. Encouraged, the band entered the studio and began recording their new music.
The result - their debut EP, The Open Road - is a reflection of all of their influences through the years. The songs are melodic, and the lyrics are witty and thought-provoking, at times warily hopeful for the future, while extolling the virtues of a small-town past. From songs about heartache in the modern world, to songs about the triumph of love over the vagaries of time, Already Gone packs a lot of meaning into six tracks.