Formed in 1987 by singer/harmonica player John Popper, guitarist Chan Kinchla, bassist Bobby Sheehan, and drummer Brendan Hill, Blues Traveler began as part of a revival of the extended jamming style of ’60s and ’70s groups like the Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin. Bassist Tad Kinchla and keyboardist Ben Wilson joined the band after the unfortunate death of the original bassist Bobby Sheehan in 1999.
The group’s first chart hit, “Run-Around,” became one of the biggest singles in 1995. The group’s other hits include “But Anyway,” “Crash and Burn,” “Hook,” and “Carolina Blues.”
The band’s music style covers a variety of genres, including blues rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul and Southern rock and are best known among fans for their improvisational live shows.
A television favorite, they have been featured on Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, VH1’s Behind the Music and they hold the record for most appearances of any artist on The Late Show with David Letterman.
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Friends of the Florida Theatre at the Ensemble Level and above buy tickets now. Eclub members use your code word on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 9am. General Public on sale Friday, Oct. 13 at 10am.