When: Fri., Aug. 19, 8 p.m. 2016
SPONSORED -- Blue Water Highway Band's Things We Carry effortlessly backs elegant wordplay ("Hard Time Train") with energetic melodies ("Medicine Man"). Sharp songwriting guides the entire journey ("Highway to Glory"). 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. 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''