“Zack Kibodeaux and Greg Essington of the Blue Water Highway Band are some of the best vocalists I’ve heard in a long time. Their delivery, timing, lyrics, and harmonies and overall musicianship make them the real deal. On top of it all, they are good guys and true professionals. Simply put, I was blown away with their live show.” - Terri Hendrix
“The Blue Water Highway Band is the best new band that I’ve heard in years. Their vocals are spot on and their writing is smart and thoughtful. They’re very serious and impressive musicians’’ - Lloyd Maines
Blue Rock has been keeping its eye on a new band in town. These guys and gal are on the rise for good reason. Come join us in October for a fresh experience of remarkable songs and delivery.
Blue Water Highway Band’s new album, Things We Carry, effortlessly backs elegant wordplay with energetic melodies. Sharp songwriting guides the entire journey. Songs stick. They resonate. Listen closely. You’ll hear. “These songs show how we deal with struggles and joys,” frontman Zack Kibodeaux says, “and they deal with everything from heavy topics like depression from the loss of a child to the highs and lows of romantic relationships.” Chief songwriters Greg Essington and Zack Kibodeaux, who raised funds for the record through a hometown Gulf Coast concert, fuel complex harmonies with operatic elegance. Results are stunning.
The current Kyle, Texas residents prove over and again they're seamless narrative storytellers. The pair frequently double down on the ancient American tradition of giving a voice to the struggles and triumphs of the people they love in a partnership that began simply enough: by swapping songs and discovering a singular style. “People say we have a sonic landscape like a Depression-era radio being played on a Brazos River steamboat. I’d liken it to the strange effect of a bluesy, soul-infused Hank Williams time traveling and stealing a Ryan Adams cover of a Guy Clark song about the Gulf Coast,” Essington says.