Blues Traveler - Newsletter
"Sitting in clover looking for the fifth leaf|
something soon will come my way"
A Letter from Gina
Happy Spring Fellow Travelers,
Spring of 1987 in Princeton NJ, a black cat would show up as 4 high school kids would stroll out of a parents basement after a jam, have a smoke by a tree and ponder their future
"And when the moment tends to savor
when the song is close at hand"
Best of Acoustic CD
As I mentioned before in celebrating 20 years of Blues Traveler the band has recorded an Acoustic Best of CD, I know many of you are excited to hear the final track listing but first I have to thank all of the many Fellow Travelers who sent in their song picks and comments. That was so much fun for us- Thank you for taking the time to do this!
The guys loved your feedback and took your song choices into consideration as you all made some good picks. Some of the songs that made the cut are - But Anyway, Defense and Desire, 100 Years, Mountains Win and Reach Me. More news on this CD and track listings will be forthcoming.
New merchandise has arrived!!! Check out the Blues Traveler store at btmerch.frontgatetickets.com. We've got brand new designs for both men and women PLUS discounts on older BT merch.
"And let me find the peace within me
I can find it when I play"
July 4th Red Rocks 2007
Yes once again BT will be back at this magical place Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO on July 4th. We look forward to seeing family, friends, long time fans and their families and all you new fans making the trek out this year.
This show always brings a smile to my face and I can hardly wait each year to get up to that mountain and dance the night away with all of you, thinking all the time how lucky we are to have the freedoms we do and finding that peace within me when the bands play.
We are thrilled and honored to announce that Violent Femmes will be joining BT at Red Rocks this year (hmmm I wonder if "Go Outside And Drive" will be on the BT set list ?) Two great bands with such a deep musical history, celebrating Independence Day with all of you, yep here comes that smile again.
Tickets are on sale now at:
www.frontgatetickets.com and www.redrocksonline.com
Blues Traveler will be taking a small break in June, doing some one off gigs here and there so check the tour page calendar on the website www.bluestraveler.com. Starting in July they will be touring for 2 months straight. More dates will be filled up soon so check the calendar page from time to time as well as we will be emailing you as we begin to confirm the Summer Tour.
Win Free BT Tickets Contest
We have started a cool MySpace contest where you can win FREE tickets to upcoming shows. Here's how to enter and win:
1 - Add Blues Traveler (www.myspace.com/bluestraveler) to your friends on MySpace
2 - Put them in your top friends
3 - Watch for the contest for the show you want to attend to be announced at blog.myspace.com/bluestraveler (Hint: if you subscribe to their blog you'll get a notification each time there is a new post)
4 - Post a comment about Blues Traveler on their MySpace page (not the blog) and be sure to include the date/city of the show for which you want to win tickets
Winners will be chosen at random and contacted through the band's MySpace. Winners will receive a pair of tickets to the show that they include in their comments.
"Rays of sweet illumination
inspiration too untold
I hope some day I can befriend it
I think that comes with growing old"
20 years ago in Princeton NJ the story for Blues Traveler began. It is hard to imagine how different all of our lives would be had they not met in high school and taken that leap of faith into NYC and the musical world that has become this 20 year journey.
Thank you for taking us with you BT and most of all - for keeping it going all these years, always looking for that fifth leaf in clover. But most of all thank you Fellow Travelers for being the most vital part of this story - the inspiration
You guys rock.
Have Fun and see you on the road soon,