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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.
The 13th Blues Traveler studio album is due in October and will be supported with a national tour.
Celebrate John Popper’s birthday with footage of Blues Traveler teaming with Warren Haynes for “The Mountains Win Again” back in 2015.
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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 .
Umphrey’s McGee presented an “All Night Wrong” set of covers voted on by fans on Friday at Holidaze in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. The set featured guest appearances from Aron Magner of the Disco Biscuits and UM band and crew members’ children.
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio kicked off a run in Boulder with a show featuring the first versions of “Snowflakes In The Sand” and “Glide II” since the 1990s.
Episode 27 of The JamBase Podcast starts with “The Rundown” containing a guest appearance from Phish lyricist Tom Marshall and concludes with Pink Talking Fish discussing “The Art Of The Setlist.”
Phil Lesh & Friends, Trey Anastasio Band and The String Cheese Incident are among the acts featured on The Peach Music Festival’s 2019 lineup.
The initial 2019 lineup for the High Sierra Music Festival includes Greensky Bluegrass, Jim James and many more.