Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording by Ian Harris, Video By Jake Lyle, Words by Landon Kuhlmann
What's in a name? A lot, apparently. For Blue Water Highway Band, their name is their origin story. This specific highway is symbolic of the meeting of two states: Texas and Louisiana. While someone from elsewhere in the country might rope these two states into the same bunch, they actually have very different musical histories that come together in Blue Water Highway's music.
Blue Water Highway Band have created a unique brand of contemporary folk-rock. The style might be classic but their approach to song writing is a modern invention. With beautiful vocal harmonies, thoughtful but simply said lyrics, and even some synth sounds, each song is set-up to be better than the last. They use these tools to entertain but also express, a fine line that this band rides perfectly.
Blue Water's music lives in a place where memories are perpetually considered; where the past dictates the future in a clear and present way. Contemplations on old, lost loves, are followed up by enough wishful thinking to fill the present moment with that same amount of love. Even when love is lost, some residuals hang around waiting for something to return and put everything back together. You'll find heartbreak and loss in this session, but you'll also find more fun and celebration than you would expect.
Blue Water Highway Official Site