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A tradition dating back to 1994 continues on July 4 when Blues Traveler will play Red Rocks. Leftover Salmon and Jackie Greene are aboard as special guests.
Listen to a crispy soundboard of Blues Traveler and special guest Merl Saunders’ performance at The Warfield on this date in 1992.
Seminal jam act Blues Traveler will hit the road in Winter 2019 for the second leg of their Accelerated Nation Tour
Members of Con Brio joined Blues Traveler for a cover of Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” to end their recent show in Los Angeles.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Eric Clapton, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Blues Traveler, St. Vincent, Sister Sparrow, Aqueous and Tom Morello.
Blues Traveler frontman John Popper will hit the road for a solo tour this September.
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About John Popper
John Popper (born March 29, 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio) is the frontman and a founding member of the jam band Blues Traveler. He performs harmonica and vocals. He is widely considered a harmonica virtuoso, and is listed by harmonica manufacturer Hohner as a Featured Artist, an accolade reserved for only the best and most successful harmonica players.
He frequently works as a guest musician for other bands. He has known to have performed with Dave Matthews Band, Karl Denson, and even with the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States.
Popper also played on Pocket Full of Kryptonite, the Spin Doctors most successful album. His harmonica music can be heard in the feature film Blues Brothers 2000 (in which Blues Traveler appears). His harmonica was also featured on What Would You Say, the second track on the Dave Matthews Band album, Under the Table and Dreaming.
John Popper was obese for most of the bands history. After undergoing angioplasty surgery in July 1999, he continued to have health problems having weighed near 400 lbs. In 2000, he underwent gastric bypass surgery, which led to a dramatic weight reduction.
He is an outspoken supporter of the Libertarian Party .
Longtime Derek Trucks Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge has died at age 57.
The initial 2019 LOCKN’ Festival lineup has been revealed and features Trey Anastasio Band with guest Derek Trucks, Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Trey Anastasio and more.
Legendary rockers Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are approaching the end of their farewell tour.
The inaugural Suwannee Rising Music Festival will feature Lettuce, moe., Oteil & Friends and more.
Railroad Earth confirmed an extensive spring tour that includes April and May legs.