In these strange times, we must ensure that we look out for the vulnerable, the marginalised and the lonely more than ever. Today, 28th April, The blue Highways release a cover of Van Morrison’s beautiful ‘Days Like This’ with the help from some great artists, including Ferris and Sylvester, Pete Gow, Emily Barker, Robert Vincent and more. This is a fundraiser in support of Women’s Aid, a charity that works with the victims of domestic abuse in the UK. Continue reading “Video: The Blue Highways and Friends “Days Like This” Charity Single”
The Blue Highways are the three Lury brothers Callum, Theo and Jack along with bass guitarist Peter Dixon. London based, the band have already made waves on the Americana scene supporting the likes of Iris Dement, Bennett Wilson Poole and Robert Vincent as well as the kudos of recording a session for Bob Harris’s ‘Under the Appletree’ series. Continue reading “The Blue Highways “Long Way to The Ground” (Independent, 2020)”
Following their 2019 EP, The Blue Highways release their debut album on 13th March. Here is the new video for the title track, ‘Long Way to the Ground’, which uses the symbol of a blindfold to explore the idea that we can be blinded by fear and avoid taking risks. We can all associate with the challenge of facing up to our insecurities. The London-based band have been building a following with appearances at AmericanaFest, Ramblin’ Roots, C2C and Summertyne. The Blue Highways were identified as ‘ones to watch’ by the Americana Music Association UK and, indeed, they are. Enjoy.
Unusually for what is essentially a brand new band, The Blue Highways played two shows back to back at the Betsey Trotwood in London’s Clerkenwell to celebrate their debut EP which was released back in August. The band (Callum Lury – lead vocals, guitar and songwriter; Jack Lury – lead guitar; Peter Dixon – bass guitar; and Theo Lury – drums and vocals) were joined on both nights by a horn section and kept the same playlist for both events. Continue reading “The Blue Highways + James Hodder + Jamie Freeman + Howard Rose, The Betsey Trotwood, London, 18th & 19th October 2019”
Brothers in bands huh? Often fraught, sometimes fragile and rarely friendly. It can end badly but there is also the potential for genuine magic, which can seem harder for sibling-free groups to reach. The Blue Highways have three of them: Lurys in the name of Callum (Vocals & rhythm guitar), Theo (drums) and Jack (lead guitar). It’s not possible to vouch for their relationship or how it will develop in the band but, together with bassist Pete Dixon, they are currently looking set for a measure of success with the release of their rootsy yet soulful debut EP.
Continue reading “The Blue Highways “He Worked EP” (Independent, 2019)”