Henry Long Live at Papa Jazz

What’s the first album you remember loving as a kid?

I remember listening to Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane all the time when I was like 8 or 9 on this old blue boom box I had in my room. It’s still their best album in my opinion, by far.

What as the first album you bought with your own money?

It was probably the White Album that I bought at the Garners Ferry Target back in middle school, but in all honesty I can’t remember my very first one for sure.

What was the first local band you were a fan of?

This girl I knew in high school used to drive me around sometimes and would always be playing Sequoyah Prep School. I only realized how local they were like years later after hearing SUSTO and putting the two bands together. The first local band I saw live and loved was Alarm Drum though because my old band started up around the same time as them, and we did a lot of shows together. It’s been so good to see them continue to make good music and improve their sound over the last few years.

What’s the most recent album you bought or have been listening to lately?

This week I’ve been listening to the new Father John Misty, but I’ll start listening to DAMN. soon. I wanna shoutout JPKS’ new album Constant Stranger too, because he sold it to me for six bucks when I was almost out of cash at New Brookland and that album has been on repeat in my car’s cd changer for months now. So I’d consider that one of the best deals I’ve ever made.

What are you working on musically these days? I know you just released 5 new songs, do you have anything else in the works or on the horizon?

Yeah I put a few songs up on the bandcamp, and I play keys in a country cover band for extra cash, but now I’m just trying to compile everything for my next full length. I’ll be recording with Chris Wenner at Seaboard Studios this July, and then hopefully that project will be ready for a fall release. Transferring schools and then moving back to Columbia this year hasn’t really been the smoothest path for me. But hopefully that will yield some pretty good music, which just might make it all worth it.