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05-20-2001New video featured on GetMusic.com and VH-1; Bridge debuts at #91

The video for Girl Inside My Head is now in rotation on both the music networks and GetMusic.com. The latter also offers a complete Blues Traveler videography from the past, including Conquer Me, Run-Around, But Anyway [Live From The Fall version], Most Precarious, The Mountains Win Again and Canadian Rose. The video is also expected to be available on the official site shortly.

In the first week of release, Bridge debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #91, selling a reported 17,000 copies. For comparison's sake, this is approximately the same number as were sold for both Four and Straight On Till Morning, which peaked at #10 and #11, respectively, and Four was certified sextuple platinum five years ago this month.

May 17, 2001 - Blues Traveler to appear on Jay Leno; Pat McGee Band confirmed as Red Rocks opener; HOB.com webcast featured all day today; Cool new web stuff

According to the latest news story on the official site, Blues Traveler will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, June 5th and play Girl Inside My Head. This marks the band's third appearance on the Tonight show; the band played Run-Around on September 25th, 1995 and followed less than a year later with But Anyway on August 6th, 1996. The John Popper Band later played Home in a late '99 appearance.

Continuing a tradition of maintaining an opener on and off through a year, Blues Traveler has retained Pat McGee Band as their opener for this year's Red Rocks celebration on July 4th. Pat McGee and crew opened a pair of sold-out shows at the NorVa earlier this spring, and should prove to draw from their own fan base to help support the show. While in the past two openers have been scheduled, it is not known if another band will be added to the bill for this year's festivities.

Speaking of the NorVa gigs, the second night of the two is featured all day today on HOB.com as part of a 24-hour webcast. You can access the stream starting at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific at www.hob.com. The event will be re-broadcast on May 30th, and HOB.com will also be adding an interview with the band sometime in the near future.

Finally, Bluestraveler.com has also added a "Blues Traveler E-Zine" to their web site, hosted by Interscope, the band's record label. While the first edition contains much information already available on their web site, it does feature samples of the first four tracks of Bridge in low and high-bandwidth formats, a signup for "eTravelers", the Blues Traveler fan street team, and a slightly more user-friendly interface for tour dates. If issues do come out with more frequency this could serve as ample replacement for the dearly departed Gigs At A Glance. The first Blues Traveler eZine can be found at this link. Sharp-eyed fans will note that the picture running below the movable tiles along the top is a photo by Hilary Clarkson, not Andy Miller as previously reported here. Apologies to Hilary, whose excellent work appears all around the BT family.