Blues Traveler – Blues Highlights
Blues Traveler is happy to announce their new album “Traveler’s Blues” which releases on July 30th. Furthermore, the band took time to record with Producer Matt Rollings in Nashville, TN last year. Releasing on Round Hill Records. It’s a collection of re-imagined and re-charged classics from The American Blues Songbook, set for release on July 30, 2021. In addition, two singles “Funky Bitch” and “Ball & Chain” (feat. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram) are already available to check out.
Meanwhile it is their 14th album and this time around, the quintet—John Popper (vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchla (guitar), Tad Kinchla (bass), Ben Wilson (keyboards) and Brendan Hill (drums), along with a few guests have made the record they were always meant to make, an eleven song album… something old, something new, something borrowed and something blues.
“Back in the day, we were all into blues,” says Chan. “We even started as a high school blues band. That is why our name is Blues Traveler! So, it was fun to come full circle and really get back to blues more than we’d ever planned. It took a lifetime for us to play this style well. There is no way we could have pulled off this album when we were younger. After thirty years, we finally made the record we aspired to make as kids.” We’d never done anything like this before. This was like doing standards. We weren’t trying to cover the way the artists had done the songs; we were trying to make them our own.” Needless to say, there is plenty of variety in the mix from Jimmy Reed to Gnarls Barkley hit (feat. Rita Wilson & John Scofield), Warren Haynes and “Trouble in Mind.”
Credits: Blues Rock Review & Blues Traveler News
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