Photo by Amy Kenyon at Songbirds Guitar Museum (Chattanooga, TN)

Opposite Box is an experimental rock band from Chattanooga, Tennessee known for seamlessly blending 70s-inspired progressive rock and contemporary jazz-fusion with a variety of shifting genres and psychedelic soundscapes, all while maintaining a fun, enthusiastic dedication to live performance.

Comparable artists:  Frank Zappa, Parliament-Funkadelic, Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Mars Volta, Primus, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mr. Bungle.

… the band effortlessly melds [styles]. Experimental rock, psychedelic funk and more. I really need to emphasize how natural the transitions seem in the songs. There are vocals; some good ones at that but the music itself felt like it came first most of the time.” – Dan Weston/Divide and Conquer
Full Divide and Conquer Review

“Opposite Box, [who] has always been a controlled explosion on stage, still keeps that improvisational feel while adding funk and jazz to the mix.” – Dave Weinthal/Enigma
Full Enigma Review

– Mountain Music Fest (2018) – New River Gorge, WV
– The BIG WHAT?! Music & Arts Fest (2015, 2017) – Pittsboro, NC
– Lower Town Music & Arts Fest (2017) – Paducah, KY
– Riverbend Music Festival (2016) – Chattanooga, TN
– Pink Moon Festival (2016) – Rock Camp, WV

– Here Come the Mummies
– Lionize
– BIG Something
– Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
– The Main Squeeze
– Consider the Source
– Mungion

Ryan Long (vocals/keys/trombone)
Richard Long (guitar)
Ryan Guza (drums)
Ryan Crabtree (bass)


Regional/National Booking
Chris Conrad — CConrad (at)

Press Info
Richard Long — oppositeboxband (at)


OB Tech Advance and Promo

Opposite Box Input Sheet

Opposite Box Stage Plot