BLUE WATER HIGHWAY
Blue Water Highway runs just outside of Freeport up towards Galveston along the Texas Gulf Coast. This is the part of the world where the cultures of Texas and Louisiana collide in a unique melting pot steeped in the traditions of the people of both states. It is here, in the town of Lake Jackson, TX, that Zack Kibodeaux and Greg Essington became high school friends after Zack witnessed Greg playing Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” and immediately enrolled in piano lessons himself. Their partnership included performing in musicals and local coffee shops, until the friends went their separate ways after high school.
Shoshone George was born on the road and raised in the timbers of Fennario. He’s been in every kind of down and out place with a smile on his face. Shoshone George has rubbed elbows with the lonely and lost and seen regular folks all over the land. Shoshone George learned songs from folks and sings songs for folks. He bled into every tribe and he’s pure American. Shoshone George knows all the tricks. He’s been called a punk, a bastard, a hippie, a farmer, a fighter, a lover, a brother, and a friend. Shoshone George is the first Great American.