Blues Traveler

Blues Traveler

Brian Rogers

Tuesday, July 25

8:00 pm

The Historic Rogue Theatre

Grants Pass, OR

$38-48-58

Blues Traveler
Blues Traveler
Blues Traveler -- John Popper (lead vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchla (guitar), Tad Kinchla (bass), Brendan Hill (drums), and Ben Wilson (keyboard) -- have a proven reputation for their improvisational live shows and tireless touring. With a total of twelve studio albums -- four gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum -- they have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, and played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people. Their hit "Run-Around" is the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, and earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1996. The group also founded H.O.R.D.E. Festival, a touring progressive rock music festival and creative nest, hosting everyone from Beck and Neil Young to Ben Harper and Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Continuing the tradition of sitting in with other bands, Blues Traveler’s John Popper has sat in with countless artists all over the world, including Foo Fighters, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Keith Urban, and even alternative acts like Passion Pit. With an open mind, it’s no surprise that on the group’s latest release, Blow Up The Moon, they took this a step further to enlist a range of artists across the musical spectrum, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop, on their first-ever collaborative album.

As they enter the fourth decade of their career, Blues Traveler will begin recording a brand-new album this May, expected for release in early 2018.
Brian Rogers
Brian Rogers
Brian opened for Blues Traveler in the summer of 2017, and he recently opened for Sen. Bernie Sanders thrice in three weeks- in Sacramento, Vallejo and Oakland, CA as a duo with violinist and fellow looper, Joe Kye. They also opened for Yo-yo Ma at the Mondavi Center, and privately for rapper Warren G.
His music has appeared on MTV’s Laguna Beach and he has performed twice at High Sierra Music Festival, as well as the Kaboo Music Festival in San Diego featuring Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Zak Brown Band, The Roots, Counting Crows, No Doubt and more.

Brian has toured the United States numerous times, played in Mexico, Vietnam, Nicaragua, privately for actor Chris Tucker, he’s released 2 solo albums and played a sold out Cal Expo main stage as a solo act. Perhaps more importantly, his angel investor team NUSAM (Nicaraguan U.S.A. musicians) recorded 67 songs of 25 Nicaraguan artists for free, and donated school supplies to their village’s children (learn more at arealpurpose.org).

For accolades, Brian’s band won the 2016 SAMMIE for best funk, and Brian himself is a 2-time SAMMIE Hall of Fame inductee (2007 and 2013).
Venue Information:
The Historic Rogue Theatre
143 Southeast H Street
Grants Pass, OR, 97526
http://www.roguetheatre.com/