Blues Traveler Gets In A 'North Hollywood Shootout'

Published: 2008-07-15
New Jersey rockers Blues Traveler are getting themselves ready for a North Hollywood Shootout. Coming together in the late-eighties, the band released their self-titled debut album in 1990. Though the jam band began to gain a following and recorded with artists like Joan Osborne and guitar legend Carlos Santana it wasn't until the mid-nineties that the band broke into the mainstream. The pop single "Run-Around" was an instant hit scoring the band a top 10 hit and a Grammy award.

Continuing to release records throughout the years the band put out a best of album of sorts last year. The album Cover Yourself features acoustic covers of some of their own greatest hits.

On August 26, the band will release their newest record North Hollywood Shootout. According to Billboard the album will feature a variety of tunes. Melodic songs like "Orange in the Sun" and "Love Does" will make room for more rocking tunes like "How You Remember" and "The Beacon". The 11 track album also features a strange track called "Free Willis, Ruminations From Behind Uncle Bob's Machine Shop" featuring spoken word by actor Bruce Willis. The first single will likely be the tune "You, Me and Everything".

Blues Traveler is currently touring with a mix of headlining gigs and shows with Live and Collective Soul. More tour dates are expected to follow once the new album is released.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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