The band’s biggest hit “Run-Around”, which reached #8, spent nearly one year on the charts, won a Grammy Award for best Rock Performance and helped the album Four sell 6x platinum.
New York based band Blues Traveler formed in 1988, led by John Popper (main songwriter, singer, harmonica) along with Chan Kinchla (guitar), the late Bobby Sheehan (bass) and Brendan Hill (drums), came up as part of the 1990’s jam band revival that was influenced by the psychedelic rock, blues and soul bands of the 1960’s and ‘70’s. The band released three foundation-building albums before breaking into the mainstream with their fourth, aptly titled, Four, in 1994. The album included the hit single “Hook”, which reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the band’s biggest hit “Run-Around”, which reached #8, spent nearly one year on the charts, won a Grammy Award for best Rock Performance and helped the album sell 6x platinum. The band originated the H.O.R.D.E. festival, which marked the second wave of jam band music gatherings and ran for 6 years, fostering musical diversity and community of like-minded bands while giving exposure to various charity organizations. John Popper and the band have recorded a string of subsequent albums and maintained a loyal cult-like following since.