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Blues Traveler’s John Popper at Sondheim

Sep 08, 2017

John Popper, the iconic, charismatic lead singer of Blues Traveler, the popular rock and jam band from the 1990s, brings his harmonica and bandmate Ben Wilson on piano to share “An Evening with Blues Traveler’s John Popper — the Hits, the Stories & the Experience" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center's Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

Using his harmonica designed uniquely by Fender and his legendary voice, Popper entertains with an evening of classic Blues Traveler’s tunes, “Run-Around,” “Hook,” and “But Anyway,” breaking down the hits and sharing the stories from his long and successful colorful career, from the formation of Blues Traveler, his relationship with H.O.R.D.E. Festival, all the way to his involvement with the Grateful Dead. No topic is off limits when one of the greatest voices of a generation shares his behind the music stories, band exploits, hit songs and favorite covers.

Popper is widely considered a virtuoso, thought to be the greatest harmonica player in rock music. Formed in 1987, Blues Traveler has platinum and gold albums to its credit. Over its 30-year illustrious career, Popper has been the voice on more than 10 million albums and 2,000 live shows in front of 30 million people.

“Run-Around” is the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history and earned Blues Traveler a Grammy. A television favorite, the group has been featured on “Saturday Night Live,” “Austin City Limits” and VH1’s “Behind the Music,” and it holds the record for most appearances of any artist on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Tickets for “An Evening with John Popper — the Hits, the Stories & the Experience” are $40 for Zone 1, $35 for Zone 2, and $25 for Zone 3 and $15 for Zone 4 and $10 for youth tickets.

For more information, contact the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center ticket office, 472-2787 or visit www.FairfieldACC.com.

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