WE LIGHT A BIRTHDAY CANDLE FOR ONE OF JAM'S LOST SOLDIERS
Original Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan would have turned 42 today. Sadly, he passed away at just 31 years of age in 1999. JamBase and the community that's built up around it owe a debt to Sheehan and his bandmates for their efforts in the 1990s to promote and celebrate all things "jam." We raise a toast to you, Bobby, and the rest of Blues Traveler this weekend.
Blue Traveler performs tomorrow, Sunday, June 13, at Bonnaroo at The Other Tent from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Let's kick it off with "But Anyway" live on The Soundboy Show.
Traveler was a staple at beloved jam mecca the Wetlands Preserve in NYC. Here they are kicking Charlie Daniels' ditty around.
It's easy to forget in these days of Bonnaroo, Wakarusa and myriad other fests, that jam-minded bands didn't always have it so easy. One major push for the notion of jam rock came from the H.O.R.D.E. tours instigated by Blues Traveler.
Here's the band in 1994 with guest Warren Haynes.
Since we're time traveling back to the '90s, let's check out this clip from Dennis Miller's late night show before the conservative demons crawled into his head. Nice vest, dude!
We wrap this small remembrance with a pretty, orchestra fueled version of one of Traveler's more wistful numbers.
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