MARTY & KEVIN LONG
Kevin and Marty Long have been a duo since 2006 when they said "I will" and promised to share the stage and always let Kevin make the set lists until death do they part. Together they have a combined 80 plus years of musical experience which makes them sound old, but really they both started learning to play before they learned to read and write.
Marty is a classically trained pianist and composer. She has a piano studio with students of all ages and works as a preschool rockstar at The Raleigh School. She has arranged for and performed with the North Carolina Symphony and the Tar River Symphony as a member of Lorica, the Celtic New Age band featuring Bill Leslie.
Kevin spends his weekdays creating resources for big data users, speaking on pharmacogenomics across the world, and building solutions for researchers and the IT people who support them. Music has always been a major part of Kevin's life, and he has studied with some of the greats in jazz guitar. He has performed jazz, blues, and rock, and spends his free time building his own gear.
The Longs have three children, Mallory, Christopher, and Colin. Their home doubles as an urban farm where they struggle with Marty's need to take in all the animals and Kevin's need to stop her. She has successfully adopted three dogs, a flock of chickens, four ducks, a volunteer quail, some fish, and is scheming with Colin to add a gecko to their crew over the summer.