Corroborating the story running on MTV, the band confirmed on
their website that their new record, still untitled, would be
released in March after an original date of February. The
album's booklet and lyrics are finishing up production these
last few weeks, as the songs and their recordings have been
in the can since late last year. At this point it appears
that the band will hit the road shortly after its release -
online tour date source www.pollstar.com
recently confirmed a March 17th date at the Universal World
Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando, Florida. Sources also
place Blues Traveler at the New Orleans Jazz and
Heritage Festival, slated for April 27th through March
6th, but this is unconfirmed by the band or management. More
tour dates will be posted as they become available.
From the other end of the country, Stolen Ogre reports in
with the following news release:
Fall and Winter keepin' Bandmembers busy with other
projects; Stolen Ogre back rehearsing and writing
The fall and winter months have been extremely busy
months musically outside of Stolen Ogre while bandmembers
take on other musical projects.
Guitarist David Simpson has been spending long hours
in the studio recording with "Thirstin' Howl"
Thirstin' Howl is a collaboration between David and
Northwest drummer Pete Lagan. This is Thirstin' Howl's
In a surprise development especially for Northwest
jamband music lovers, Stolen Ogre's Michael McMorrow has
been working out with "Alligator Wine".
Alligator Wine was one of the Northwest's Premier
jambands that disbanded in 1993. The band has been
secretly rehearsing since last year. The addition of
Michael marks the first time Alligator Wine has included
a keyboardist. Said Michael "I used to go watch and
do gigs with these guys (AG) while I was still in the
Yarddogs. Man-- we used to play in the mountains at these
killer anything goes parties, clubs and anywhere people
wanted to dance, party and have a hell of a time. The
stories I could tell... well nevermind...(laughs hardily)
I really look forward to gigging with them soon and
bringing back their groove while while continuing work
with Stolen Ogre." stolenogre.com will definitely
keep you posted on forthcoming AG gigs.
And of course how can we forget Brendan.. Brendan has
been back writing and recording with Blues Traveler
Although not completely confirmed (Brendan likes to keep
us in the dark!) We can all look forward to a new Blues
Traveler album next spring followed up by a tour.
Sax Player Scotty (junior) Adams celebrated New Years
In Bangkok Thailand while playing a New Years Show there.
He has been emailing us from the beaches there and sounds
as if Thailand has been very good to him.
The new year has brought Stolen Ogre back to their
practice digs and have begun playing and writing. There
are no immediate show plans at this time but unconfirmed
rumours have been floating around that they may be
planning to perform this year as Stolen Ogre with the
possible addition of a couple new players. We will keep
you posted on any member additions.