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Blues Traveler
Straight On Till Morning
by Marie Loggia
Behind The Orange Curtain, National
Nov, 1996



With heavy guitar riffs, randy harmonica playing and songs that are almost guaranteed to become top hits, Blues Traveler have everything to gain from their new release Straight On Till Morning.

Nowadays, the record industry is uncertain of what will appeal to music listeners. Big-name artists get shut-down while low-budget no-name bands break the charts. Coming off their break-through album four, which sold more than six million copies, Blues Traveler takes another hit at the music scene with this release.

Sort of like the Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp of year's past, Blues Traveler have become unanimous with the American Spirit. Straight On Till Morning is jam-packed with hits in the making. All you have to do is turn it on, and enjoy. Standout tunes include "Justify the Thrill," which features some amazing guitar riffs. I also dig the humorous "Canadian Rose". While the story-teller reminisces on his "Canadian Rose," he reflects, "She would call me an ugly American." The harmonica parts are enough to make anyone swoon.