Blues Traveler at D&R on Saturday night


Blues-rock stalwarts Blues Traveler will appear at the D&R Theatre on Saturday night. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available and range from $20 to $90. There is also a special 2-for-1 ticket deal for anybody who can show a Loggers Playday button or ticket stub from last weekend’s Aberdeen-Hoquiam football game.

Tickets are available during business hours at Backstage Espresso, next to the theater, or online at dandrtheater.com.

Blues Traveler formed in Princeton, N.J. in 1987. The band’s music covers a variety of genres, including blues-rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul and Southern rock. They are known for extensive use of segues in their live performances, and were considered a key part of the re-emerging jam band scene of the 1990s.

Currently, the group comprises singer and harmonica player John Popper, guitarist Chan Kinchla, drummer Brendan Hill, bassist Tad Kinchla and keyboardist Ben Wilson. Tad Kinchla and Ben Wilson joined the band following the death of original bassist Bobby Sheehan in 1999.

While Blues Traveler is best known among fans for their improvisational live shows, the general public is most familiar with the group from their Top 40 singles “But Anyway,” “Run-Around” and “Hook.” They gained mainstream popularity after their fourth studio album “four” — released in 1994.

Blues Traveler’s most recent studio album, “Suzie Cracks the Whip,” was released on June 26. Blues Traveler averages 250 live shows per year. Their recordings have sold in excess of 13 million albums worldwide.