by Lisa Schreiner
In celebration of their newly released studio album Blow Up The Moon, Blues Traveler made a rare in-store appearance at Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY on 4/15/15. Starting off with new tracks like “Castaway” and “Top of the World” and closing with classics like “Run Around” and “Hook”, Blues Traveler delivered a fantastic musical treat for all in attendance, providing a seamless performance which included almost super-human harmonica playing by frontman John Popper. Chan Kinchla (guitars), Tad Kinchla (bass), Ben Wilson (keyboards) and Brendan Hill (drums) make for the perfect compliment to Popper’s incomparable vocals.
After the performance, Blues Traveler stayed to autograph merchandise and pose for photos with waiting fans. Every band member was incredibly gracious and personable to each person they greeted. Maybe every musician has a sizeable ego due to the profession but with the guys in Blues Traveler, there was none to be found. What you do notice is their humble demeanor and generous actions.
Catch Blues Traveler on tour in support of Blow Up the Moon! Official tour dates can be found at www.bluestraveler.com.
Sonic Sound would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Karl Groeger and his staff at Looney Tunes in West Babylon. Photos from the even can be found in our Gallery.