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Blues Traveler (Official Thread)

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  1. Magic

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    Blues Traveler is a New Jersey based band originally consisting of singer/harmonica player John Popper, guitarist Chan Kinchla, bassist Bobby Sheehan, and drummer Brendan Hill. Blues Traveler has delivered some of the greatest harmonica jams since they first released their debut album in 1990. Unfortunately, bassist Bobby Sheehan died of a drug overdose in 1999 and was replaced by Tad Kinchla, younger brother of Chan. In 1999, the band also decided they needed a keyboardist and ran an advertisement in Keyboard Magazine, and ended up hiring Ben Wilson from the add.

    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



    R.I.P Bobby Sheehan!

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    The 1990 debut, which was a fabulous mix of blues-rock jams by the original band quartet:

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    Run Around

     
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    Re: Blues Traveler

    I've had Four for a long time now, and this band is definitely excellent.. recently I got the debut and Travelers and Thieves.. A few favorites of mine:D

    100 years(original album version)


    Crash and Burn


    Sweet Pain
     
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    Re: Blues Traveler

    Yeah....love The Blues Traveler!

    Actually, I have a bad habit of calling them Blues Travelers....with an ''s'' at the end...
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    Anyway...I've seen them three times in concert, and one of the times was in Central Park back in the 90's, which was a blast....

    Blues Travelers were tight....they could jam. John Popper is one of the best harmonica players ever and bass player, Bobby Sheehan was out of this world on bass - may he rest in peace...

    My favorite Blues Traveler albums are....

    Blues Traveler (1990)
    Four (1994)
    Straight On till Morning (1997)


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    Carolina Blues



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    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT! Staff Member

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    Re: Blues Traveler

    I have had Four since it came out and I like it but surprisingly I never followed it up with any other Blues Travelers c.d.s! I may have to right that! The following is definitely my favorite Blues Traveler song!

    The Mountains Win Again
     
  5. SchindlerHaughton

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    Re: Blues Traveler

    They're pretty good from what I hear of them. The only album of theirs that I have is Four.
     
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    Re: Blues Traveler

    "Four" is the most accessible album. If you enjoy Four, you should dig a bit deeper into their music, there are some gems to be found :grinthumb


    My first experience with them was from the movie "KingPin".....from there I obtained all their CD's. I love the harmonica jams!!


    Their second release:

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    What's For Breakfast






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    Re: Blues Traveler

    I still need to listen all the way through that album. :p
     
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    Re: Blues Traveler

    I think Blues Traveler falls off most rock observers' radar because they're out of phase with the times. Here they started up in 1990 but they're not grunge, alternative, indie, hiphop, or whatever the flavour de jouer happens to be - which in my book is a major plus. It took me a while to warm up to the band though because of the obnoxious picture of a cat of all things on the cover of their first album. I mean what's with that?

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    It's just an album cover! You obviously aren't to warm to Blues Traveler, that is NOT their first album. Mybe you need to get out more and explore :D
     
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    Re: Blues Traveler

    It's got a cat on the cover! How much more do I need to know?

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