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Blues Traveler frontman John Popper helped Willie Nelson & Family close out the inaugural BeachLife Festival on Sunday in Redondo Beach, California.
meo. and Blues Traveler will embark on a lengthy summer tour featuring support from G. Love.
moe. teamed with Blues Traveler’s John Popper for a three-song stretch last night in New York City – watch fan-shot video.
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
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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 .
Little Feat will continue a celebration of their 50th anniversary with an extensive fall tour.
Lettuce’s fourth annual Rage Rocks concert at Red Rocks featured a tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band and a second set that started with the help of the Skyline Drumline.
Guns N’ Roses announced additional concerts on the fall leg of their Not In This Lifetime Tour 2019.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke announced a solo North American tour with Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri.
Phish tour continued at Bonnaroo on Sunday night. Check out the setlist, a recap and the The Skinny.