BLUE LINE HIGHWAY
on Folk & Beyond
Thursday, July 25, 2013
5 pm (edt)
Blue Line Highway will stop by WTJU Thursday, July 25, during the second hour of Folk & Beyond. They are currently touring behind their new 2 CD set, Nothing Lasts Forever, and will be performing that Saturday night at Plank Road Exchange in Batesville, VA.
Since its inception in 2001, Blue Line Highway has forged a unique hybrid of rock, blues, country, and Americana.
STYLE WEEKLY calls the band “…a diverse mix of country, jazz, and bluegrass that is both lush and dramatic.”
At the end of June 2013, Melissa McKenna and Constance Sisk left Blue Line Highway to pursue other interests on the West Coast. Melissa was a founding member in 2001 and principle songwriter for the band as well as a spiritual leader of sorts. Constance and her cello saved the band by joining in 2011 when the former blue line bassist left. The farewell tour consisted of four special shows in June at four of the band’s favorite venues. All were bittersweet events.
The remaining quartet continue Blue Line Highway with a new bold yet simpler sound. The show must go on and so the BLH quartet has scheduled about 20 shows from July through December of 2013, continuing to play selected songs by Melissa along with new originals and covers.