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Blues Traveler

Oct 23, 2023
WVU Canady Creative Arts Center

In 1987, the four original members of Blues Traveler – John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, Brendan Hill and the late Bobby Sheehan – gathered in their drummer’s parents’ basement in Princeton, New Jersey, to jam. From these high school sessions emerged a band that would go on to release 14 studio albums and counting – four of which that have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. Over an illustrious career, Blues Traveler has played more than 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people. Their single, “Run-Around,” was the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history and earned them a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Blues Traveler played a key part in the reemerging jam band scene in the ‘90s and spearheaded the H.O.R.D.E touring musical festival. The band’s latest album, “Traveler’s Blues,” earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album in 2021, bringing their journey full circle.

with special guest Jono Manson

Jono Manson with his guitar

Live session from the Hobart Art Theatre: Blues Traveler "Ball and Chain"


WVU Canady Creative Arts Center


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