Sam's Burger Joint Presents:
Blue Water Highway Band
Prophets And Outlaws
Sat, October 7, 2017
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmSam's Burger Joint
$10.00 - $50.00
This event is 18 and over
Seating NOT GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final.
All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $10 Advance/ $15 Day of Show/ $50 Reserved Booth
Folks notice. "Zack Kibodeaux and Greg Essington of the Blue Water Highway Band are some of the best vocalists I've heard in a long time," says pioneering singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix. "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." Legendary multi-instrumentalist and producer Lloyd Maines echoes the sentiment: "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''
Remember those words: smart and thoughtful. The current Kyle, Texas residents prove over ("The Running") and again ("John Henry") 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.
Accordingly, the songs themselves span broad landscapes. " 'The Running' is an underdog story from three perspectives about how one deals with working hard for something and not making it," Kibodeaux explains. "And 'John Henry' is our take on the classic underdog folk tale. "The title track sort of ties the album together. It tells the story of an encounter with a muse-like character (an old-time movie star) who uses the phrase ''things we carry'' with a bit of a twist, as if to say we are carrying each other along, helping each other with our problems.''
Their first big break into the “scene” came in 2013 when they entered and won the Ranch Factor contest presented by Ft. Worth “taste-maker” radio station KFWR “The Ranch.” Thus began their solid relationship. Other stations across the Midwest jumped at the opportunity to add this left-of-center sound to their playlists. PAO has released four EP’s to date including their first self-titled, their second “Wanted,” their third “Wolf Howl” and their latest EP “Texas Home.” They have produced three Top 20 singles on the Texas Music Chart with one of which was the fastest climbing single on the Texas Music Chart. The guys have been invited to perform at some the most significant events in Texas including the main stage at the renown Larry Joe Taylor Music Fest last year and also performed at Dallas’ American Airlines Center on New Year’s Eve.
After years of touring, the guys feel they have now hit their stride. Their latest EP “V” marks their fifth project release and represents the full culmination of the trek they have compassed. Also from Dallas, producer Jason Burt‘s oblivion to the Texas Music Scene sound brought forth unbiased ears and a rejuvenating sound that allowed the guys for the first time to relinquish absolute control in the studio. What emerged is a stunning V-song collection from a V-piece band thick with V-part harmonies.
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215