Blue Water Highway – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – May 19th, 2018

Blue Water Highway

Blue Water Highway

Augustus James

Saturday May 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

GA $15 | Premier Plus $25

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Blue Water Highway
Blue Water Highway
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 col- lide 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 be- came high school friends after Zack witnessed Greg playing Billy Joel's "Piano Man," and immediately enrolled in piano lessons himself. Their partnership included perform- ing 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.

Finding the right group of people to complete the band came with its own set of chal- lenges. Zack turned to Catherine Clark, a fellow opera singer, to complete the three part harmonies that the band would soon to be known for. Kyle James Smith was enlisted as the bassist and Zach Landreneau joined on keyboards, lap steel, guitar, accordion, and pretty much any other instrument you can think of. 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. This album featured the single “Medicine Man” that quickly became the closing song in an increasingly popular live show.

The band tours across the US on a regular basis and continues to define themselves as a live act built on excellent musicianship, great songs, and that signature three part harmony that sets the band apart from their peers. They recently finished a new record that will be released in early 2018 with the producer known and Machine. The new record explores new sounds and musical landscapes while remaining true to their roots along the Blue Water Highway.
Augustus James
Augustus James
Augustus James is the musical project of singer/songwriter Nathan James Kastner in collaboration with producer/multi-instrumentalist T.C. Young. Formerly of Saint James and the Whiskey Fires, Kastner has spent the past five years navigating the New York City and D.C. music communities, establishing his unique blend of Americana, folk, country, and rock & roll. His songwriting is inspired by the complementary and contradictory elements of American music that have characterized his upbringing: storytelling from the Texas country where his family lives; intimacy and introspection from the folk music of his mother’s generation; grit and energy from New York rock & roll. After spending a few months navigating America's highways, Augustus James is gearing up for an exciting new year: new music, more shows, and so much more. “Nora,” Augustus James’ debut EP was released in April, 2018.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/