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Music Storytellers - BLUES TRAVELER (Edited 04/21/13 11:38PM by )
Music Storytellers - BLUES TRAVELER <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 04/21/13 11:38PM by )</span> Photo

ALBUMS:
1990 Blues Traveler
1991 Travelers and Thieves
1993 Save His Soul
1994 four
1997 Straight On till Morning
2001 Bridge
2003 Truth Be Told
2005 ¡Bastardos!
2007 Cover Yourself
2008 North Hollywood Shootout
2012 Suzie Cracks the Whip


Blues Traveler - 

A New York-based blues-rock quartet formed in 1988 by singer/harmonica player John Popper, guitarist Chan Kinchla, bassist Bobby Sheehan, and drummer Brendan HillBlues Traveler were part of a revival of the extended jamming style of '60s and '70s groups like the Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin. Signed to A&M, they released their first album, Blues Traveler, in May 1990 and followed it with Travelers & Thieves in September 1991. Popper was in a serious car accident in 1992, leaving him unable to perform for a number of months. Fortunately, he recovered, yet he still had to perform in a wheelchair for a period of time. In April 1993, Blues Traveler released their third album, Save His Soul, which became the band's first to make the Top 100.

Blues Traveler's aptly named fourth album, Four, released in September 1994, at first looked like a sales disappointment, but it rebounded in 1995 when "Run-Around," a single taken from it, became the group's first chart hit. "Run-Around" became one of the biggest singles of 1995, spending nearly a full year on the charts and sending Four into quintuple platinum status. As the group prepared the follow-up toFourBlues Traveler released the live double-album Live from the Fall in the summer of 1996. The group returned in the summer of 1997 with its fifth studio album, Straight on Till Morning. After completing his 1999 debut solo effort, ZygotePopper -- who'd been experiencing chest pains for months -- was forced to undergo an angioplasty; weeks later, tragedy struck on August 20, 1999, when Sheehan was found dead in his New Orleans home. He was just 31 years old.

The new millennium saw a newly charged Blues Traveler, and their sixth record, Bridge, appeared in May 2001. The next winter, Blues Traveler released the live What You and I Have Been Through. The studio record Truth Be Told followed in 2003, and another concert album, Live on the Rocks, appeared in 2004. The group returned to the studio in 2004, releasing the Jay Bennett-produced Bastardos! in September of the following year. In 2007, Blues Traveler released Cover Yourself, a collection of previous hits reworked with acoustic arrangements. The David Bianco-produced North Hollywood Shootout appeared from Verve Forecast in 2008. In March 2012, the band released 25, a two-disc set (one disc of hits and key tracks and a second disc of B-sides, demos, and rarities) celebrating the group's 25th anniversary. It was followed in June by Suzie Cracks the Whip, the group's 11th studio album, which was produced by S*A*M & Sluggo, and featured guest spots from Ron SexsmithChris Barron (Spin Doctors), and Crystal Bowersox.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/blues-traveler-mn0000758453
| Closed on 05/22/13 at 11:45PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
9 Fans 
11%a. 10 (Great Band)
56%b. 7-9 (Like most of their stuff)
33%c. 5-6 (They're Ok)
0%d. 1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of them)
0%e. KEVIN!

  
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#1 | 465 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Good band.
7-9 (Like most of their stuff)  
#2 | 465 days ago

great band!! this song is one of my favorites and appropriate for pretty much everybody right now - warmer days
10 (Great Band)  
#3 | 465 days ago

Can remember in the Summer of '95 when Runaround was a hit, singing it while cutting the grass....I had an "ear worm" that wouldn't let me STOP singing it
7-9 (Like most of their stuff)  
#4 | 465 days ago

Loved the episode of celebrity deathmatch where John Popper defeats Fiona Apple. 
7-9 (Like most of their stuff)  
#5 | 465 days ago

Brendan Hill once bought a round of drinks at the corner bar I was in after one of their shows.
Cool guy. Very friendly with everyone in there.

Great live band. Some very catchy songs and some very bad one too.
7-9 (Like most of their stuff)  
#6 | 465 days ago

I LOVE Blues Traveler...Hook, The Mountains Win Again...
Four and Blues Traveler still get a lot of road play from me.

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