Blue Horizon

Blue Horizon


Mix the hook-filled melodies of Marshall Crenshaw with the energy of Sheryl Crow, dash in the moody lyricism of the Cowboy Junkies with the mystery of Calexico, and dip into a deep well of originality.


Vocalist/guitarist Jason Imbesi and vocalist/violinist Elizabeth Stephen make up Blue Horizon. With infectious and solidly-written original songs, the duo shows its roots in the tradition of acoustic-rock while stretching the boundaries of the genre. Jason and Elizabeth met in high school, but it wasn’t until they coincidentally ended up at the same upstate New York college that they first collaborated musically. Soon after, they headed for Boston and began playing open mics all over the city under the name More. On weekends, they woke up early to stake out a spot in Harvard Square for the opportunity to test out their original material. Eventually, they changed their name to Blue Horizon and began to perform regularly in local and regional clubs including the Kendall Café, the Burren and the Blackthorne Tavern.

In 2001 Blue Horizon recorded their highly-acclaimed, self-titled debut album. "(Jason's) voice is in the classic rock mold, but with a slightly softer, more innocent side." wrote Gregory Cooper of The Patriot Ledger in a review. The album garnered a lot of positive press and expanded Blue Horizon’s fan base. "(Elizabeth) owns one of the most mellifluous voices to hit Harvard Square in years," wrote Daniel Gewertz of the Boston Herald after catching Blue Horizon playing outdoors.

Energized by the positive response from their first album, Blue Horizon headed into the studio to record its follow-up, Locust Years. Released in May of 2003, the album draws on themes of limitation and freedom, of alienation and friendship. It is an album detailing the personal growth and benefit that come from hardship; an album about harvest after famine. "Locust Years is an eclectic combination of folk, country and rock music ripe with melodic refrains and catchy lyrics," wrote Jennifer Lawinski of the Cambridge Chronicle in a feature. "Blue Horizon could be an easy pick for top emerging artist in 2003," added Gregg Saur of WYCE. Locust Years currently is in rotation on over fifty independent radio stations around the United States, and is generating a lot of interest abroad as well.

With their strong melodies and lyrics from the heart, Blue Horizon’s songs are timeless. These are the songs that you don’t mind getting stuck in your head. These songs are the reason you go to the record store. Locust Years promises to delight listeners who loved the first CD, but it also will introduce an entirely new audience to Blue Horizon's music - listeners who will be charmed by the skill and care that Elizabeth and Jason apply to their art as well as their commitment to solid, honest songwriting.


Blue Horizon (2001)
Locust Years (2003) - Locust Years has received airplay on over fifty independent radio stations.

Set List

Make You Feel Alright
Living In Dream
Make Me A Gypsy
Tell The Truth
Blanket Song
Open The Door
Back To Memphis
Long Way To Go
When The Sun Goes Down
Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan cover)
No Matter What (Badfinger cover)
Sail On (Free cover)
Wild Honey (U2 cover)... and more