Open Road & Blue Sky: A Retrospective

by Tad Overbaugh & the Late Arrivals

Lazy Eye 02:18
Hey Lonely 02:59
Tip My Girl 03:36
Lethal Charm 03:33


"Heartfelt, Heartland country rock with lush, catchy melodies. Served best with Whisky.." - Bloggin Rotten

"Hitting the highway that runs through Open Road & Blue Sky: A Retrospective with rubber catching asphalt, Tad Overbaugh and the Late Arrivals cruise into their recent release on the guitar jangle and Rock’n’Roll hopes of the title track. Cosmic Country spikes the drinks, taking Tad Overbaugh back to a night at The Palamino with “Tip My Girl” as guitar notes stich “Banged Up, Black & Blue” together with tight riffs and a dark rhythm pulls like an undertow into “Lethal Charm”." - The Alternate Root

"Tad and his boys know how to smoke tires, but that is not their trademark, they prefer to pamper their vehicle and arrive at their destination!" - Voix de Garage Grenoble

"Overbaugh and The Late Arrivals, have made a song out of something no one else would spot. And moreover to make it about the Human Condition, the working class struggle. That takes a real skill." - Maximum Volume Music

"Songwriting from the heart and the heartland."
- Maximum Volume Music

"Strong melodies, a longtime Boston favorite." - Twangville

"Tad, Is by far one of the finest song writers I know!" - Rick Kotowski

"‘Lethal Charm’ is a soft song for tough guys." - RPM its a Revolution

Open Road & Blue Sky... the story of Tad Overbaugh & the Late Arrivals.

Tad Overbaugh & the Late Arrivals are a 4-piece, heartland inspired, Rock 'n' Roll band from Boston, MA. Mixing their blue collar rock and classic country influences, driving down that highway of Americana, Alt-Country, and Southern accented power-pop, Tad Overbaugh's songs fall somewhere between the twang of Steve Earle, the gritty dive bar pop of Twin/Tone, chimey, hook-filled songwriting of Tom Petty, and jangle of McGuinn.


released June 5, 2020

Tad Overbaugh - vocals, rhythm guitar
& the Late Arrivals:
Shawn Byrne - lead guitar, background vocals
Steve Scott - lead guitar, background vocals, keys
Matt Cadarette - lead guitar
Matt Arnold - bass
Brad Swanson - keys
Rick Cranford - drums
Perry James - drums
Jon Burton - drums

Tracks 1,6,13
Produced by Brian Charles and Tad Overbaugh
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brian Charles
at Zippah Recording, Boston, MA

Tracks 3,4,9,10,12,14,15
Produced By Shawn Byrne
Recorded at Great Hill Studio, Nashville, TN
Additional tracks recorded at The Swamp, Swampscott, MA
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering Chicago, IL

Tracks 2,5
Produced by Steve Scott
Recorded and Mixed at The Hatch, Allston, MA

Tracks 7,11
Produced by Tom Waltz
Recorded and Mixed at Waltz Audio, Boston, MA

All songs written by Tad Overbaugh
c 2020 Open Highway Music, SESAC

Artwork/Design by Nicole Anguish/Daykamp Creative


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