Blues Traveler

Blues Traveler Artistfacts

  • 1989-
    John PopperVocals, harmonica
    Chan KinchlaGuitar
    Bobby SheehanBass1989-1999
    Brendan HillDrums
    Ben KeithKeyboards
    Tad KinchlaBass2001-
  • Popper wanted to be a comedian. He was a big fan of John Belushi, and took up harmonica after watching him do it in The Blues Brothers.
  • Sheehan died of a drug overdose.
  • They are good friends with Paul Schaeffer and have made more appearances on Late Night With David Letterman than any other band.
  • Until 1995, they got very little airplay. Their first albums sold fairly well because they toured constantly and developed a fan base, especially at colleges.
  • In 1993, Popper was severely injured in a motorcycle accident.
  • Popper once weighed 400 pounds. He had his stomach stapled in 2001 and is now about 220.
  • Blues Traveler started the annual H.O.R.D.E. tour (Horizons Of Rock Developing Everywhere) in 1995.
  • The band's name comes from the movie Ghostbusters - referring to the ghost "Gozer The Traveler" faced by the Ghostbusters at the end of the movie. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Eric - Atlanta, GA

Comments: 5

  • Kristin from Manhattan, Nywhen i saw blues travelers, they played the devil went down to georgia or whatever that song is called. but he did all of the fiddle solo's on the harmonica it was amazingggg
  • Caitlin from Sailsbury, Ncsaw them when they came to asheville they kicked ass!!!!!!!
  • Andrea from Delafield, Withe song "the hook" makes me cry hardcore, if you listen to the words, then your dad goes to prison for 3 years you would cry too
  • Chris Labenne from Niles, OhI'll just say that I love Blues Traveler. Great harmonica solos and EXCELLENT bass. Gotta love the bass. Favorite songs are "Fallible" and "Hook."
  • Dierk from Hamburg, GermanyBlues Traveler appeared in the film *Blues Brothers 2000*.

    IIRC, it is not John Belushi but his Soul Brother Dan Ayckroyd who plays harmonica; John did only sing.
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