Last Chance Records presents the fourth album from Durham, NC’s Jason Kutchma. Building on his previous efforts of Pastorals and Sundown USA, Blue Highways is an engaging work of spacious Americana, an Edward Hopper painting presented as three interwoven pieces: an album, a book and a film. Inspired by the road trip novels of John Steinbeck, William Least-Heat Moon and the photography of Robert Frank, Blue Highways is an album cinematic in nature. With nine songs that play over the course of one forty-minute track, Kutchma explores the lives of characters who have found themselves with unsatisfied wanderlust.
Andrew Blass: piano, vocals Kaitlin Grady: cello, vocals George Hage: organ, vocals Jason Kutchma: vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano Steve Oliva: slide guitar, vocals Matt Oliverio: electric guitar Evan Rowe: drums, percussion, vocals Tom Rau: bass Jon Truesdale: acoustic guitar, vocals
Produced by Jason Kutchma All songs by Jason Kutchma.
Lyrics of ‘Blue Highways’ by Jason Kutchma, excerpt from Blue Highways, a novel by William Least-Heat Moon Engineered, mixed and mastered by Nick Petersen
Recorded from dusk till dawn on April 14, 2014 at Hollow Mountain in Durham, NC