BLUES TRAVELER BASSIST BOBBY SHEEHAN FOUND DEAD AT
New York -- Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan was
found dead in his New Orleans apartment this morning. He
was 31 years old. Since the band's early days in
Princeton, NJ, Sheehan had always been one of the four
cornerstones of the highly successful and loved quartet.
He was there for every tour date, and had performed on
all six of the band's albums. He will be missed by the
artistic community to which he gave so much.
Most recently, Sheehan had begun to work on his first
solo album. His plans for the fall included a return to
the studio with the surviving members of Blues Traveler -
John Popper, Brendan Hill and Chan Kinchla - as they were
set to begin pre-production of BT's sixth studio
John Popper commented, "Despite the fact that Bob
Sheehan was respected, loved and revered by all who knew
him, or knew of his music, he was easily the most
underestimated member of the band. The best friend I've
had in the world just died and I don't want to talk about
BluesTraveler.Net has the friends and family of Bobby
Sheehan and the other band members in our thoughts a prayers.
Please read our remembrance here.