Band: Blue Water Highway
Date: Saturday, July 14, with doors at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: $10 available at door and through Ticketfly

After soaking up the sounds at the MOB Music Festival, The Merry Widow invites the public to take a musical road trip with Blue Water Highway, bringing the Azalea City a batch of sounds forged on the Texas Gulf Coast.

High school friends Zack Kibodeaux (lead vocals, guitar) and Greg Essington (guitar) started this musical journey and picked up Catherine Clark (keyboards), Jared Wilson (drums) and Kyle James Smith (bass) along the way. Together, the group has crafted a mature and edgy style of indie pop.

Blue Water Highway will be taking their Mobile audience to “Heartbreak City.” This album features a fresh indie pop style that strays from the overloaded, high-end synth that has been so popular with the genre. This collection ranges from bright, modern grooves to lovely, heartfelt pop anthems inspired by the glory days of radio pop in the mid ‘80s. “Heartbreak City” is a musical rollercoaster of emotion delivered in waves as warm as the Gulf of Mexico.