Blues Traveler

Formed in Princeton, New Jersey in 1987, Blues Traveler is an American Rock Band whose music covers the blues rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul, and Southern rock genres. They are also considered a key part of the re-emerging jam-band scene of the 1990s. The band currently features founding members John Popper (vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchler (guitar), Brendan Hill (drums), along with Chad Kinchler (bass), who replaced original bassist Bobby Sheehan, and Ben Wilson (keyboards). While known predominantly by the band’s fans for their improvisational live shows, they are best know by the general public for the hit singles, “Run-Around” and “Hook.” The band achieved wide commercial success with their fourth album, “Four,” but Sheehan’s death and Popper’s struggles with obesity ultimately led to label A&M dropping the band. Taking the transition period as an opportunity, the band continued to release independently and on smaller experimental labels, while exploring different musical directions.


Run-Around, Hook, But Anyway, Carolina Blues, Most Precarious, Conquer Me