During the album’s final track, “Neighbors,” Kutchma reflects on restlessness, as the film pictures everyday folks going about their days. Though the footage is old, you get the sense these people could be your grandparents, your parents, even your neighbors. But there’s no fade out or graceful final note to Blue Highways; it just ends. You snap into a necessary realization, Kutchma hopes, as if you’ve spent the last hour watching the sun set only to notice that now it’s dark, or that, at last, the time has come to get in the car and head anywhere else.–indyweek
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, vocalsProduced 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