The whole record marries a country-rock vibe with enough of a punk attitude to not let it all get too sentimental. Simply stated, Long Way Home is fun. You can straight-up dance to the tunes “8-4” and ‘Take it Easy, Sally’ while ‘Maryanne, Salute the Birds’ and ‘Hawk Stone Way’ give you a full-on rock ‘n’ roll feel.

The New Haven Independent

Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots are the proud winners of the CTNOW Best of Hartford 2018 Readers’ Poll: Best Country or Americana Band. Thanks to all of our fans for voting and supporting us – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots play it similar to acts like Uncle Tupelo and Old 97’s. That is to say it’s often rock (or even punk) masquerading as a country band, often times not even in a very comprehensive disguise. While they may be hiding a bunch of tattoos under their flannels, Pat Stone and his band of merry ramblers deftly keep things gritty and a little dust-covered in the way that all the best alt country acts are able to.

– Chip McCabe,