The John Popper Project tour has officially kicked off, and reports are
that there were several tapers in attendance at the inaugural show. The
setlist can be seen here,
and read more legibly here;
there was also reportedly a cover of Alabama 3's "Woke Up This Morning",
better known as the Soprano's theme song and a recent occasional cover by
both Blues Traveler and the John Popper Project. To celebrate the recent
release of the album and the beginning of the tour, John and DJ Logic will
be hosting the "Saturday Night Dance Party" on Sirius "Jam On", channel
#17. The program airs tomorrow, Saturday, from 9pm to midnight
eastern time. To subscribe, or listen for free online, head to www.sirius.com.
In other news, it was recently announced that Blues Traveler has been
chosen to be a part of a tribute album to The Band, entitled Endless
Highway - The Music Of The Band. Though Blues Traveler does count one
cover of The Band among their repertoire, it was a one-off 1996 cover of
"The Weight", played with two members of The Wallflowers, who were
covering the song regularly at the time. Instead, Blues Traveler will be
covering "Rag Mama Rag", a tune from The Band's second, self-titled album.
Endless Highway - The Music Of The Band, issued by 429 Records,
will hit stores on January 30th, 2007.