Blues Traveler brings tour to MSU Riley Center


September 9, 2013

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Blues Traveler takes the MSU Riley Center stage Sept. 19.


With hits like “Run-around” and “Hook,” Grammy-winning jam band Blues Traveler has been adding its heavy dose of harmonica to the college-scene soundtrack for 26 years.

John Popper and his bandmates released their 11th studio album -- “Suzie Cracks the Whip” -- last year, filling it with their trademark blues-rock, along with interesting collaborations in singing and songwriting.

Blues Traveler comes to the MSU Riley Center stage in downtown Meridian on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m,. with a pre-show reception at 6 p.m.

For a quarter century, faithful fans have been flocking to Blues Traveler concerts known for intense jam sessions, lengthy harmonica riffs, and seemingly endless segues that morph into yet another favorite song. The band’s release of studio albums has been steady since 1990.

The most recent album features several collaborators, including American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox and the Spin Doctors’ lead singer Chris Barron. Also for the past 20 years, Blues Traveler has consistently headlined the traditional July 4th concert at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Tickets are $65 and $59 at the MSU Riley Center box office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.msurileycenter.com or by calling the box office at 601-696-2200.