Hot on the heels of their recent ‘Play, Johnny Play’ single The Blue Highways will release their debut EP on August 23rd. The 4 track EP features a string of fine songs that run the gamut from the Jersey Shore/Asbury Dukes influenced opener ‘He Worked’ to the old-school pedal steel twang of closer ‘Have You Seen My Baby’. 'He Worked' will be released as a single on August 9th. More about The Blue Highways including details of London shows later this year follows:
Formed in early 2018, London based four-piece The Blue Highways have already supported some of the biggest acts in the genre, including Iris Dement at the Sage Gateshead, and Bennett Wilson Poole on their first UK tour. They now announce the release of their debut eponymous EP, due for release on August 23rd 2019.
A commanding live act with big vocals, close harmonies and narrative led songs; The Blue Highways are three brothers Callum Lury (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar); Theo Lury (Drums), & Jack Lury (Lead Guitar) and Bass guitarist Peter Dixon. The band were noticed early on by the Americana Music Association as ‘ones to watch’, before being offered showcase slots at Summertyne and AmericanaFest. Bob Harris and his team also took a keen interest, with the band recording a Under The Appletree session, whilst appearing on numerous stages for them both last year and over the year ahead.
The four-track EP combines songs of love and life with the first single He Worked questioning life choices, possible regrets and not always playing by the rules, whilst Matter Of Love, co-written with Dave Burn of Orphan Colours, follows the ending of a relationship, knowing it should end, but neither person having the guts. The EP effortlessly eases from biting guitars and bluesy pianos riffs to stripped back acoustic and pedal steel.
The band also appeared at numerous festivals over the past 18 months including Country2Country at the O2, Ramblin' Roots and Country in the Afternoon. They are also regulars on the London gigging circuit having recently played with Wildwood Kin, The Fargo Railroad Co, Speedbuggy USA and Matt Woods and the Natural Disasters.
The Blue Highways @ The Betsey Trotwood, London
Friday 18th & Saturday 18th October