John Popper of Blues Traveler – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – April 21st, 2018

John Popper of Blues Traveler

John Popper of Blues Traveler

Katrina Woolverton

Sat, April 21, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$48.50

This event is 21 and over

John Popper
John Popper
John Popper (Of Blues Traveler)
One of the most phenomenal harmonica players in history, John Popper formed his band, Blues Traveler, with his high school friends Brendan Hill (drums), Chan Kinchla (guitar) and Bobby Sheehan (bass), in the late 80s, in New York City. They released their debut album in 1990 and hit the billboards with 1994's “Four." Following Blues Traveler's mainstream success, Popper was able to release a solo album, Zygote, in 1999 and toured with his own John Popper Band. Zygote was produced by Terry Manning with the background band consisting of longtime friends Dave Ares, Crugie Riccio, and Rob Clores of Cycomotogoat, and Carter Beauford, the drummer of Dave Matthews Band. The album's release came only less than three months after his heart surgery, and days after the death of Bobby Sheehan, Popper's best friend and band mate. Unfortunately, The subsequent tour was canceled midway due to poor ticket sales. Although his stage performances were becoming fewer, he made a major appearance on the big screen taking his first actual role in a movie, Just for the Time Being (2000), with supermodel Eva Herzigova. Soon after, Blues Traveler rejoined forces with two new members, and they have been touring and releasing albums ever since. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Blue Traveler as a band.

Popper has co-written songs with Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, Chris Barron, and Jonny Lang. He also frequently appears as a guest performer with musicians both famous and obscure, from a diverse variety of genres. He has performed with, among others, jam bands Spin Doctors, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, The Allman Brothers Band, bluesmen Eric Clapton and B.B. King; singer-songwriters Jason Mraz and John Mayer; saxophonist Karl Denson; San Francisco's Culann's Hounds; heavy metal band Metallica; rock trio ZO2 and even with the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, András Simonyi and then-vice-presidential-candidate Tim Kaine.

In addition to Popper’s musical accomplishments, he has appeared in a cameo in several films: the Farrelly Brothers' Kingpin (1996) (which included a Blues Traveler performance at the end), Howard Stern's Private Parts (1997), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), and The Meddler (2016).
Katrina Woolverton
Katrina Woolverton
Singer songwriter KATRINA WOOLVERTON made a simultaneous debut and return to music with her album In the Blink of An Eye (Red Red/BDG/Sony) that featured hit songs “Shame on Me” and “So Eden”. Her powerful vocals have been an attention getter among fans and a talking point among critics, while helping her secure the #1 slot on Clear Channel’s ‘NEW! Artists to Watch’ Chart. Katrina spent last year touring across the US with legendary rocker Meat Loaf, she was the opening act on his 2012 Mad Mad World Tour. In between Meat Loaf dates she toured with her own band, including dates in the UK and saw additional success with the single “Watch Me Walk Away” (over ¼ million views on YouTube)- making her return to music even more sweet.

She just started working on her next album when she penned the song “Ready to Love” with long time friend and British songwriter/electro-pop musician Frankmusik. The new single is an impromptu recording the two made while together in Hollywood a few months ago. “We’re good friends and have worked together before so we thought let’s go into the studio and mess around a bit,” says Katrina. “The result was ‘Ready to Love’- this fun upbeat dance song. We sent it back to the label and the next thing we know- they have all these cool remixed versions of the song including a radio mix by Mike Rizzo Funk Generation! It’s great when things like that happen.”
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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