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September 11th, 2005
Blues Traveler EVERYwhere




From: Official Blues Traveler Street Team
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 16:32:05 -0700
Subject: Blues Traveler EVERYwhere

We are incredibly excited about Blues Traveler's new album ¡Bastardos! and believe you'll find true joy in the music. The band sought to create songs that grow with each listen, having deeper resonance with every spin. We look forward to hearing your reaction to the music. Thanks to the many of you who have already shared your opinions--there's been a great deal of love shared about the songs. We've got lots of news & announcements, so let's get to it:

NEW MUSIC ONLINE

As you well know, '¡Bastardos!' is available in stores this Tuesday, Sept. 13. You can hear the songs right now at a variety of places:

iTunes:
Click here. if that link doesn't work for you, just search for "Amber Awaits"

VH1:
You can stream the entire album to get you in the mood for your own Sept. 13th celebration. Check out VH1's Listening Party by going to http://www.vh1.com and enter Blues Traveler in the search field (it helps the band in their VH1 ranking). Stream any/all of the songs from the album under the "Hear Music First" link. Then post your comments about the songs on the VH1 Messageboard. This will go a long way towards showing the station that there is an audience eager to hear the band's music. Please take a moment or two to post messages on the BT Artist Page as well. That goes quite a long way.

BT PROMO APPEARANCES

The guys are gonna be in overdrive the next few weeks across tv, radio, and on the road. Here's where you can catch 'em:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 On "America's Coolest Station" LA-radio station 103.1 which streams online ( www.indie1031.fm ). The Mighty Morning Show with Dicky Barrett at 8am(ish) Pacific Time. Listen online and feel free to call in/email the station if you like what you hear while John and Chan's talk live and spin cuts from the new album. You may be able to ask the guys a question live on-air.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13 On FOXSports radio program "The Drive with Chris Myers" at 3:30pm PST Available on XM Satellite Radio Channel 142 and select terrestrial stations. Visit xmradio.com for more information. We aren't sure precisely when the BT interview segment will air.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13 7pm free Tower Records in-store performance (Los Angeles area at Sherman Oaks location, see towerrecords.com). If you can attend, let the guys know you are part of the OBTST and how you're helping spread the word. They really appreciate your efforts and would love to thank you in person.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13 ¡Bastardos! available in stores!!! Tell all your friends and family!
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14 Blues Traveler on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'
  • Thursday, Sept. 15 The band records their live performance for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (which airs Friday the 16th). If you are interested in being a part of the taping on the 15th, please visit http://www.1iota.com and click the BLUES TRAVELER event link. Then follow the registration directions. Here are details about that taping from the folks at 1iota--

    ATTENDANCE TO THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY, SO BE SURE YOU REGISTER AT www.1iota.com TO BE INVITED

    Remember, BE QUICK, because space is EXTREMELY LIMITED!!

    Musts for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' taping:
    • YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD
    • YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY, September 15th from 6pm-9pm
    • YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHOTO ID
    • PLEASE DO NOT WEAR WHITE, LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE OR LOGOS, AS THEY DON'T COME ACROSS WELL ON CAMERA
    • PLEASE DO NOT BRING LARGE HANDBAGS OR KNAPSACKS
    • NO CAMERAS OR RECORDING DEVICES

    If you'd like to attend, head to http://www.1iota.com and sign up. It would be great to pack the audience with BT fans!

  • Friday, Sept. 16 Blues Traveler on 'Late Call with Carson Daly' (performance airs on tv)
  • Monday, Sept. 19 BT on The Howard Stern Show for performance and interview...listen to their rendition of The Beetlejuice Song! approx 8:30am EST.
  • Monday, Sept. 19 ESPN Cold Pizza approx. 10:30am EST
  • Monday, Sept. 19 Air America radio 'The Majority Report' approx. 8:30pm EST
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 ESPN Radio 'The Herd' approx. 12:10 EST (syndicated on 324 stations nationwide)
  • Blues Traveler will be a featured artist on The House of Blues Radio Hour with Elwood Blues as well as be the spotlight artist for upcoming HOB Blues Breaks which airs in 180 markets across the US; airdates to be determined; visit hob.com for more information
  • BT will perform and chat with the folks at National Lampoon's AV Squad TV; airdate TBA
  • please note that all times/airdates are subject to change; keep checking BluesTraveler.com for the latest information and additions

BT PROMO PACKS

We're ready to send you material to let all of America know about BT's fantastic new music. We can send you posters, stickers, flyers, and more that you can plaster across your community, informing people of the new BT music. Reply to this message and let us know the best address for a UPS package to reach you and if it's safe to send "no signature required." These will also be quite useful at the shows, where you can pass out material to make sure folks know about the band's new music. You'll also want to reach the Carbon Leaf fans, who are a good group of folks as well, during their October 14-November 11 run together.

Thank you for your support of genuine artists. You'll get an update from us in the next few days with news about the whole family of BT's new labelmates--Nickel Creek, Carbon Leaf, Camper Van Beethoven, dog's eye view, shurman, Hootie & The Blowfish, Mindy Smith, Garrison Starr, Victor Wooten, Grey DeLisle, and more. That will be labeled "from: Vanguard Street Team" and will include updates about BT as well.

Let your friends and family know they can join The Official Blues Traveler Street Team by signing up at BluesTraveler.com/streetteam. Please let us know any questions you may have. Thank you, again, for your support of quality music!

Have Fun,
Gina Z