Andy Lightning Captures Life as a Touring Artist in “Living on the Road”


Andy Lightning has a new guitar-heavy folk song about the life of a touring musician, which can often be an exciting life but sometimes a very lonely time, especially for a solo acoustic musician. The song “Living on the Road” has similar guitar patterns to the Beatles (beautiful and sometimes psychedelic) but with the folky story-telling vibe of Bob Dylan. The song is the perfect driving-down-the-road song to keep you trucking down the freeway. The track, which was released on May 1st, 2018, talks about wearing “the same clothes as last night at the show”, “drinking beers with people [he’ll] never know” and the drive to be “coming home” after a long time spent on random highways in the middle of the country. It definitely summarizes what it’s like to be a touring musician. There’s a certain excitement to it while feeling isolated from everyone you know and that song captures this. If you’re an artist, you’ll definitely want to listen to this beautiful song on your next drive home from a far away show!

“This song is the culmination of long nights alone in a hotel room between shows, far away from home. The picture it portrays is that of hope and motivation.” – Andy Lightning

Hear the song on Spotify now:


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Written by Ryan Cassata

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