After years working full-time in Portland performing with The Portland Country Underground, and others, while also supporting tours with The Dandy Warhols and The Decemberists, Beck decided to go back to grad school. His studies eventually took him to Paris which is where he wrote many of the songs that make up First Flight.
Back in New York after completing his studies, Beck plugged himself into the local scene with his elements of late 70s country rock and cosmic Americana. The result is a chance meeting between life, poetry, and folk music, fusing the roots-pocket of an acoustic guitar and backing band with Hammond B3 and Beck’s gravelly baritone. The Long Way Home is an ode to the wandering spirit that promises the best is yet to come.