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    Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:51:34

    John Popper to Release "John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours" on March 1st - He was in Blues Traveler

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    John Popper, the iconoclastic front man of Blues Traveler, is preparing for the release March 1st of his new project. The result of a month-long recording session in the mountains of New Mexico, John Popper and The Duskray Troubadours project is much less a solo endeavor as opposed to a fully realized band featuring guitarist/producer Jono Manson, bassist Steve Lindsay, drummer Mark Clark and guitarists Kevin Trainor and Aaron Beavers. The band will embark on an extensive U.S. tour that kicks off in Seattle next week. Also, the band will perform a special acoustic set at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles on March 2nd at 7 PM. I love The Grove, so if you are in LA, you should go.

    The musician known as "the greatest harmonica player in the world" has sold millions of albums, won a Grammy Award, played the tour impresario when he conceived the H.O.R.D.E. tour, recorded several genre bending solo projects and embodied the fast living, gun toting, weed smoking outlier. Now comes the Duskray Troubadours project, a rock solid and exhilarating rock collaboration anchored by the strong musical bond between Popper and Jono—they hung out and performed in the same clubs along 2nd Avenue in New York City back in the early '80s.

    Said Popper in the Portland Tribune: "Blues Traveler vocally and harmonica wise involves a lot more acrobatics. The harp playing is a lot more subtle on (the Troubadours') album. I have melodies to cling to." Confirmed tour dates:

    2/23 Seattle, WA Nuemos
    2/24 Portland, OR Peters Room
    2/25 Grants Pass, OR Rogue
    2/27 Crystal Bay Crystal Bay Club
    2/28 San Francisco, CA Independent
    3/2 Los Angeles, CA Barnes & Noble in-store (The Grove)
    3/2 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
    3/3 San Diego, CA Anthology
    3/5 Las Vegas, NV Red Rocks Casino
    3/7 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
    3/8 Aspen, CO The Belly Up
    3/10 Colorado Springs, CO Sobo
    3/11 Fort Collins, CO The Aggie Theater
    3/12 Denver, CO The Bluebird
    3/18 Austin (SXSW) Dirty Dog
    3/26 Steamboat, CO Gondola Plaza
    3/27 Park City, UT Festival
    4/14 Live Oak, FL Wanee
    4/15 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
    4/18 Charlotte, NC Visulite
    4/21 Falls Church, VA State Theater
    4/22 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
    4/23 Philadelphia, PA The Note
    4/25 Fairfield, CT Stage One
    4/26 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain PAC
    4/28 Fall River, MA Norton Center for the Performing Arts
    4/29 Rochester, NY Waterstreet
    4/30 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater
    5/20 Wilmington, DE NonComm Convention
    5/21 Pittsburgh, PA TBD
    5/22 Charleston, WV TBD
    5/24 Ann Arbor, MI TBD
    5/25 Indianapolis, IN TBD
    5/26 St. Louis, MO TBD
    5/28 Roanoke, VA Festival
    5/29 Peoria, IL Summercamp
    5/30 Vernon, NJ Summercamp
    6/1 Richmond/Charlotte TBD
    6/3 Pensacola, FL Vinyl
    6/4 New Orleans, LA Decatur Street
    6/15 Chicago, IL Windy City Rib Fest
    6/22 Philadelphia, PA XPN Festival
    6/30 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
    8/4 Boston, MA TBD
    8/5 Oxford, ME TBD

    Are you a Blues Traveler fan who will check out John Popper's new project?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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