Blue Water Highway Band w/ Coyote
Blue Water Highway Band
Blue Water Highway runs just outside of Freeport up towards Galveston along the Texas Gulf Coast. This is the part of the world where the cultures of Texas and Louisiana collide in a unique melting pot steeped in the traditions of the people of both states. It is here, in the town of Lake Jackson, TX, that Zack Kibodeaux and Greg Essington became high school friends after Zack witnessed Greg playing Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” and immediately enrolled in piano lessons himself. Their partnership included performing in musicals and local coffee shops, until the friends went their separate ways after high school. Greg headed to New York City to pursue a degree in music technology. Zack went to Texas State in San Marcos to study vocal performance, specifically opera. Soon, Zack was writing songs and sending them to his friend in New York. Finally, he coaxed Greg back to Texas to form the band he had been hearing in his head. Although they had landed in their adopted hometown of San Marcos, when it came time to name the band the first thing that came to mind was the landmark back home on the coast. The two dubbed the band, Blue Water Highway Band, and began to create a sound as unique as the region they came from.
Coyote is a four piece rock ‘n’ roll band out of southern Wisconsin. 2017 has the band touring their Wisconsin stomping grounds and surrounding Midwestern in celebration of the release of their debut record “Fool’s Gold”. Working alongside audio engineer Dustin Boyle, they entered the process with the vision of an 8 track record that would encapsulate the true spirit of the band, from natural landscapes and vibrant cities, to the camaraderie of the road and what it means to be a working-class band. The album draws influence from Americana staples of the Laurel Canyon scene of the 70’s such as Jackson Browne and The Eagles, to the magic of improvisation enlightened by the Grateful Dead, all the way to the rhythmic swings of greats such as Santana. It’s truly a nostalgic album with a modern edge.
The Basement // Tix $8, $10 // Doors 6:30pm, Show 7pm // all ages