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 grew up, became friends, and began playing music in local coffee shops and bars. 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. Zack would eventually coax Greg back to Texas to form the band they dubbed Blue Water Highway after the stretch of road that their lives centered around on the coast of Texas.
Kibodeaux wanted to belong to a real band in the tradition of his heroes such as those in The E Street Band and The Heartbreakers. While most of those in his generation looked towards TV game shows and singing contests for quick success, Zack knew the only path for him was the path of hard work, dedication to one's craft, and endless miles on the highway. Finding the right group of people to complete the band came with its own set of challenges. Zack turned to Catherine Clarke, a fellow opera singer, to complete the three part harmonies that the band would soon to be known for. Kyle James Smith was added on bass and eventually drummer Jared Wilson was welcomed into the fold.
The band released a self-titled, six song, EP in 2013 and then followed that up with the full length LP Things We Carry in 2015. Built on excellent musicianship, great songs, and that signature three part harmony that sets them apart from their peers, the band returns with the long awaited new album Heartbreak City. Their most ambitious collection to date, it was recorded in Texas with the producer known as the Machine and finds the group exploring new sounds and musical landscapes while remaining true to their roots along the Blue Water Highway.