John Popper  - Live

Western Reserve Folk Arts Association presents

John Popper - Live

Tue, May 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$40.00 - $55.00

John Popper
John Popper
John Popper, who for 30 years has been front man for the platinum-selling hit-making jam band Blues Travelers is coming to The Kent Stage.

Popper is revered as among the best harmonica players in rock music.

With Blues Traveler — which this year is touring to celebrate 30 years as a band — he has had five gold and platinum albums, from its 1990 self-titled debut to its 1994 album “four,” which sold six times platinum, broke the Top 10 and produced the Top 10 hit “Run-Around” and Top 30 hit “Hook.”

Popper won a Grammy Award as author of “Run-Around,” which set a then-record for most weeks on the Billboard charts.

Blues Traveler appeared at the 25th anniversary of Woodstock in 1994, and was an opening act for The Rolling Stones. In all, Blues Traveler has released 12 studio albums, three live albums and three compilation discs, the latest of which was 2015’s “Blow Up the Moon.”

Popper has released two solo discs, as well as five albums with side projects The Devotees in 1997, Frogwings on 1999, The John Popper Project in 2006 and two discs with The Duskray Troubadours in 2011.

Popper also has co-written songs with Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, Chris Barron and Jonny Lang, and he has frequently appeared as a guest performer with musicians in a variety of genres, including Spin Doctors, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, B.B. King; Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins and more.
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240