|Jambands.com has released a few nuggets
of news lately of interest to Blues Traveler fans, and to fans of their
side projects in particular. First up is the news that the John Popper
Project is alive and well, and will be entering the studio at some point
this month to lay down tracks for their first-ever release, as of yet
untitled. The full live lineup - Popper, Tad Kinchla, DJ Logic and Marcus
Bleecker - will be descending upon Brooklyn's Blue Dot Studios, owned by BT
family member Jonny Sheehan, brother of Bobby. The band is expected to
record for most of the month, leading up to the two remaining Blues
Traveler shows this year.
John will also be making an appearance in Boston on Halloween for the
first time since a pair of shows in 1997, but instead as part of the
also-revived collaboration between him and bassist Rob Wasserman. The
pair, who also joined forces late last year, will be opening for Bay-area
funktronic players Particle. This
time around, the collaboration will be known as "Trick or Treat". The
Halloween bash takes place at The Roxy; tickets are on
sale now through Ticketmaster.
Finally, John also dropped in on Jimmy Kimmel live on Thursday night,
sitting in with new friend Jason Mraz on "Curbside Prophet". Popper
appears on Mraz's new live DVD/CD "Tonight, Not Again" on both that tune -
the first single - and the set-closing "Too Much Food". The DVD has been
in stores since August 3rd.