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The Knitting Factory presents:

Blues Traveler - 30th Anniversary Tour

Friday, Nov 10, 2017, at 8:00 PM (7:00 PM Doors) at the Knitting Factory Concert House in Boise, ID (map).

 

About The Artists

Like Phish and Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler emerged in the early 1990s as part of a new vanguard of jam bands in the tradition of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers. Early on, the band's reputation was built on relentless touring, marathon sets, and the explosive harmonica solos of oversized frontman John Popper.

"Run-Around," the bouncy first single from four (1995), introduced Blues Traveler to the mainstream. The song went to #8, set up a second hit single ("Hook," which went to #23), and helped push sales of four over the 6-million mark. "Run-Around" also earned the band a Grammy in 1995 for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

In the summer of 1999, the then dangerously overweight Popper was hospitalized for chest pains and had to undergo emergency angioplasty. He survived, began a strict diet and exercise regimen, and was fit to tour behind his first solo album, Zygote, in the fall. He and the band were dealt a heavier blow, though, when Bobby Sheehan died of an accidental drug overdose that August. In the midst of their mourning, the remaining band members decided to carry on, with Chan Kinchla's younger brother Tad coming on board to play bass and a fifth member, Ben Wilson, joining on keyboards. While working on a new studio album for release in 2001, the band released a four-song, downloadable EP, Decisions of the Sky —A Traveler's Tale of Sun and Storm, on its Web site.