Highway Natives, a five-piece American rock band based out of Nashville, performed at Skybox Sports Bar & Grill on Saturday, June 25, to celebrate the release of their first full-length LP, “West of the Blindside.”

The band describes itself as “a retro ’70s vibe combined with roots-flavored country- rock brawn,” and the musicians performed cover songs mixed in with originals written by band members.

There was a packed house, as many locals were excited to support one of the two lead singers, Jordan Miller, who grew up in Wakulla County.

“I’m just so excited to perform at home and kick off our CD release with friends and family members,” Miller said.

He was joined onstage with bandmates Brandon Moore, Matt Drummey, Artie Scarazzo, and Arthur Stover, following local favorite Brandon Autrey’s opening act.

The band switched seamlessly between soulful harmonies to faster rhythms, entertaining the crowd all night long. Miller even convinced his band to switch up the lyrics in “Lincoln County Line” to “Wakulla County Line” for part of the song.

Highway Natives self- titled debut EP was released in 2021 to critical acclaim from publications including American Songwriter and Medium, and they’ve been performing across the Southeastern Region of the United States.

Upcoming tour dates can be found at highwaynatives.com, along with information to order merchandise or learn more about the band.

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