In 2000, Ryan also recorded 'Gypsy' on his new record, Waiting by the Window. Produced by Aukofer at the Whitehouse in Nashville, Waiting was later dubbed the "Best Follow-up CD" of the year by Paste Music. Waiting, while having the same intimacy, capable cast, and dynamic instrumentation as Cry, really stands out for its soulful and bluesy melodies that move you as much as Long's storytelling. As more critical acclaim came for Long, Grassroots Music added the opening cut from Waiting entitled 'The Wind in Me' to their Dialects compilation for Americana/Folk.
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