Blues Traveler Brings the Blues to Evansville 


Blues Traveler Brings the Blues to Evansville 

VICTORY THEATRE – September 21, 2021 


Evansville, IN – Once upon a time (1987 to be exact), a group of guys jammed out blues in a garage somewhere in New Jersey. However, it took them 33 years to really do it again in the same way. 

In between, Blues Traveler made every boyhood rock ‘n’ roll dream come true. They burst onto the scene with a trio of gold-selling albums—Blues Traveler [1990], Travelers and Thieves [1991], and Save His Soul [1993]. Then in 1994, Four went six-times platinum and spawned the definitive “Run-Around,” which garnered a GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group.” They logged another platinum album with Straight On Till Morning in 1998 and spent the next twenty years selling out shows on multiple continents. In 2018, Hurry Up & Hang Around kicked off a new era with the guys firing on all cylinders. However, they look back and leap forward on their fourteenth full-length album, Traveler’s Blues [Round Hill Records]. 

This time around, the quintet—John Popper [vocals, harmonica], Chan Kinchla [guitar], Tad Kinchla [bass], Ben Wilson [keyboards], and Brendan Hill [drums]—reimagined and recharged classics from the American blues songbook and a few surprises, making the record they were Victory Theatre. 600 Main St. Evansville, IN 47708. Office: (812) 422-8000 

always meant to make. In the end, Blues Traveler came back home and played the hell out of the blues on their new album Traveler’s Blues, which will be released July 30th. 

“Blues Traveler is not just a band; it’s a lifestyle,” Chan remarks. “Blues Traveler is our life’s work. It’s enabled us to do so many other things. This little tribe we built in New York during the late eighties has survived all the way through—plus or minus some dearly departed brothers and sisters. It’s empowered us to be creative, make people happy, and travel around spreading some good vibes. The longer we do it, the more we like it. Now, people know we can actually play the … blues too,” he laughs. 

Tickets start at $39.00 and will be on sale July 16 at 10 am. 


FOOTNOTE:  Tickets may be purchased at Ford Center Ticket Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000 

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