Daily Distraction: Find the 'Open Road' with Winter Makes Sailors

Listen to the new single from local musician Sean Gardner's long-running project

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Sean Gardner

Last time we checked in with local singer, songwriter and guitarist Sean Gardner, he was hunkering down in the studio and launching a new band, Minnows, adding to an already impressive list of Gardner-involved Columbus bands like the West Ghost, Bookmobile, Winter Makes Sailors, Rented Lips, Denovo and Kopaz, not to mention the Sgt. Peppercorn's Marathon collective.

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While we wait for new music from the West Ghost and Minnows, Gardner has released a new Winter Makes Sailors song, "Open Road," a contemplative tune with mostly acoustic guitar and subtle ambient textures. "I wish I could find the open road/Drive all night yet have no place to go," Gardner sings. 

Give it a listen at your streaming service of choice.

Cover art for Winter Makes Sailors single "Open Road."