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Bob Weir, Eric Krasno and John Popper joined Twiddle during their set at this year’s Lockn’ for a rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Eyes Of the World.”
moe., Blues Traveler and G. Love included songs by Steely Dan, the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd in their final collaborative set of the summer.
Listen to moe., Blues Traveler and G. Love cover the Grateful Dead, The Band, Led Zeppelin and The Who at White Oak Amphitheatre in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Blues Traveler will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their hit 1994 studio album, ‘Four,’ with a November tour featuring full performances of the LP at each stop.
Watch moe., Blues Traveler and G. Love’s take on Sublime’s ‘What I Got’ featuring an extended harmonica jam and crowd sing-a-long from a recent concert in Baltimore.
Sunday’s collaborative set between Blues Traveler, moe. and G. Love featured “I Want You To Want Me,” “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and more at the Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire.
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 .
Brandi Carlile’s third of six 2020 Ryman Auditorium concerts featured guest appearances from The War & Treaty and Sheryl Crow.
Dark Star Orchestra recreated two classic Grateful Dead shows and played a pair of elective concerts as part of their Jam In The Sand 2020 destination event in Mexico last week.
Mike Gordon dusted off “Soulfood Man” for the first time since 2017 and just second time since 2014 as part of his band’s Sunday night show at Mr. Small’s in Pittsburgh.
Wilco loaded their setlist with bust outs and rarities on Sunday at their Sky Blue Sky destination event in Mexico.
Dead & Company focused on Jerry songs over the course of Sunday’s matinee at Playing In The Sand in Mexico.