Nocona’s roots are in Texas – songwriter, lead guitarist, and singer Chris Isom’s family are 6th generation Texans – but the band’s sun and stars rise over California. Nocona is about energy, a rock band with history. They draw their roots in Country, Folk, Punk and Rock. They take the psychedelia of the 13th Floor Elevators and mash it up with the Bakersfield sound—Roky and Buck; Love and the Burrito Brothers.
Long Gone Song is the band’s second studio release and was produced / recorded by both Chris Isom and Kevin Jarvis (Grant Lee Buffalo, Steve Wynn) at Jarvis’ Sonic Boom Room studio in Venice, CA. The album features guest appearances by pedal and lap steel legend, Greg Leisz (Bill Frisell, K.D. Lang, Joni Mitchell) as well as stalwart L.A. session musician Carl Byron (Anne McCue, Michelle Shocked, Jim Lauderdale) on B3 and electric piano. Long Gone Song follows up on Nocona’s 2013’s self-titled debut Nocona, which was released digitally with the 7 inch vinyl single Brimstone. Along with having songs from Nocona appear in the network series Bones (Fox) and Criminal Minds (CBS), the band has appeared at the major U.S. festivals Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Stagecoach.