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See also: Dude 'American Highway' on YouTube

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The guitar instrumental 'American Highway' the debut single from Dude, was released on the 4th July 2005 to international radio acclaim.

Inspired by the actor Sir Anthony Hopkins who takes epic road trips across the United States of America, this country rock guitar instrumental explores both the romantic magnificence and the realist melancholy provided by the new world.

During the early seventeenth century the Pilgrim Fathers left the shores of Plymouth, Devon in England, to set out upon their own epic journey, and rediscover a new land, taking with them as they did, many hopes and dreams.

We still look west across the Atlantic Ocean, to see what has become of the hopes, and where the dreams have led the descendants of those thoughtful and adventurous travellers, who took the American Highway.


Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
... for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset ... and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

From Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'Ulysses', 1842.



Composed, performed, mixed and produced by Dude.
Mastered by multiple Grammy award winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios


Delivering a strong instrumental CD is no easy feat, but Dude manages to do just that. Our RadioDirectX team has been amazed at the instant and positive response the single 'American Highway' has received from radio stations so quickly. This one's sure to be in continuous rotation on DJ lists for months to come. Expect to hear more from this talent!
Jesse King, CEO and President, RadioDirectX

Ottimo strumentale! Or translated literally... 'the best instrumental!'
Maurizio Benvenuti, Radio Incontro, Italy

American highway by Dude, conjures up vivid pictures of long straight roads across vast plains... a very thought provoking piece of music that enthralls.
Barry Wass, 96.5 Inner FM, Melbourne, Australia

American Highway is a marvelously evocative piece of Americana - are you sure this guy isn't American?
Tom Bingham, WCVF FM, Fredonia, New York, United States of America

This CD has been getting many spins here on various programs throughout the day and night, with a good response from the presenters and the listening audience. Love the smooth guitar sound and reflections of the rambling sound in the background. A lot of thought has gone into this music. The blend and the final mix accentuates the true musicianship behind the single. Good work guy's.
Parko Parkinson, QBN FM 96.7, Australia

When I first played your song, I skipped my usual instrumental intro and played 'American Highway'. It´s a great track. I like instrumentals anyway, and this is a great one. It also works great as a musical background when talking in my show. That´s the reason why it will not - as many other songs - disappear, but always come back every now and then.
Stefan Speckmann, Radio Ostfriesland, Germany

This is a well performed instrumental that musically evokes an eventful journey by altering the rhythm and sound within the piece. It serves to illustrate both the changes in scenery and in mood as the traveller traverses the countryside as the stylistic sound changes to reflect the different environments.
A very stimulating and yet relaxing melody to listen to. I look forward to hearing more of Dude's music and playing it for my listeners.
Valerie Baxter, 2XXFM, Canberra, Australia

This country rock instrumental American Highway (CD Single) is a great tune and will be in my radio show... thank you for sending the great music.
Bauke van der Vliet, Oskar Radio and TV, Netherlands

Great piece of music.
George Nienartowicz, WYN 88.9 FM, Victoria, Australia

Great track... I'll give it some more spins in the near future!
Rolf Hierath, Radio RheinWelle, Walluf, Germany

A vibrant sounding country single that is a good crossover release.
Tony Bates, 3WBC 94.1 FM, Victoria, Australia

The track American Highway is being played on breakfast and has received good feedback.
David McCrory, 2NVR 105.9 FM and 2BBB 93.3 FM, New South Wales, Australia

American Highway has a strong sound that took me on a journey and got me into the groove. I would love to hear more from you. It rocks!
Scott, Gator Broadcasting

Classic blues and country mix... an advanced form of rockabilly style music.
Norvell, Spiritual Dance

This track is great and has a wonderful sound. Super Country Hits would be pleased to play your track on our station.
Raymond Chest Junior, Super Country Hits

This was very cool! I love guitar music and this was 'full', not a whining guitar sound. It is really good.
Bonnie Miller, LA's Hot Country

Don't get to hear much of this in the country genre, very cool indeed! Captured a classic American rock feel with some country flare.
Aric Lemieux, Sound Train Entertainment



Dude's critically acclaimed international debut release 'American Highway' can be purchased exclusively from iTunes.



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