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First Thoughts Review: The Blue Highways - Long Way To The Ground Album

My first thoughts on this album is how the band have taken into account Callum's superb rocky vocal tone with a pinch of gravel, when writing their songs. Add a good blend of guitars, piano, drums and throw a trumpet or two into the mix and you have a fabulous recipe for some great country rock that has some soul.

What a cracking combination. The Blue Highways music excites me. They are that bit different and they definitely stand out from the crowd.

I highly recommend you give 'Long Way To The Ground' a listen. Get your pre-orders in. Its released on March 13th.


Press Release:

London-based four piece The Blue Highways follow the success of their eponymous EP with debut full album Long Way To The Ground set for release on March 13th 2020.

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 an Under The Appletree session, whilst appearing on numerous stages for them.Formed in early 2018, The Blue Highways had already supported some of the biggest acts in the genre, including Bennett Wilson Poole, prior to releasing their debut EP in August of 2019 with a sold out launch weekend at London's The Betsey Trotwood.

“The Blue Highways have made an impressive sound in their latest EP, combining folk, country, rock and soul into a wonderfully enflamed piece of work” Maverick Magazine “This is a band marked out for big things....a superb debut which perfectly showcases their talents” Fatea

The release of new album Long Way To The Ground takes the next step incorporating the previously released EP with six new tracks. The album uses some of the early developed songs written as the group formed and enhances them with scaled up electric guitar moments and flowing piano as they found their sound.

The band also appeared at numerous festivals including Country2Country at the O2, Ramblin' Roots, Country in the Afternoon and Denmark's Tonder Fest as part of Folk In A Box with Emily Barker.

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