MARTIN GILMORE Martin co-founded Long Road Home in 2005 along with Justin. While his guitar playing and singing skills are obvious to audiences, many aren’t aware of Martin’s propensity towards songwriting. Though writing since a very young age, Martin claims his ﬁrst real presentable song was written at age 18. Many of his songs are featured in Long Road Home, but are crafted in such an honest and thoughtful manner that many assume they are old traditional songs.
JUSTIN HOFFENBERG As one of the two co-founders of Long Road Home, Justin acts as the band’s manager as well as ﬁddle player. Justin grew up playing classical violin before shifting his focus to bluegrass full time. While you may recognize him from appearances with numerous groups around Colorado, Justin has made Long Road Home his main project for the past number of years.
PETE WERNICK A man who needs no introduction in the bluegrass world, Pete’s reputation precedes him everywhere the band appears. A founding member of Hot Rize, and former president of the International Bluegrass Music Association, he is as important to bluegrass for his leadership as he is for his banjo playing. In addition to the history of bluegrass, Pete is also greatly involved in the future of the music. He hosts many banjo and jam camps around the world and has a roster of teachers hosting camps using “The Wernick Method”.
JORDAN RAMSEY Hailing from Newport, Tennessee, Jordan is the band’s only truly southern representative. A former student of East Tennessee State University, Jordan excelled as the mandolin player and lead singer in the Pride Band, the top group from a school renowned for its bluegrass program. He is one of the world’s authorities on traditional mandolin playing, a master of Jesse McReynold’s “cross picking” style, and author of a brand new book of transcriptions of David Peters’ mandolin playing.
ANDREW BONNIS Since the age of 14, Ohio native Andrew Bonnis has been playing music professionally. He began performing out with his father in Northeast Ohio and even at a young age displayed natural musical abilities. In 2012 Andrew released his ﬁrst solo album, “Post-Modern Harmony”. It features many of the musicians Andrew played with in Ohio (including his sister Rowe) showcasing a variety of instruments. Having joined in 2012, Andrew is the newest and youngest member in the band.