Add to Calendar20221004 19:0020221004 23:59:00America/New_YorkBlues Traveler: 35th Anniversary TourDoors open at 7:00 PM. More show details at: https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/blues-traveler-35th-anniversary-tour/The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St, Montclair, NJ 07042
Chance Emerson is a 22-year-old, Taiwanese-American folk-rock singer-songwriter from currently living in Providence, RI.In 2017, Emerson posted his self-produced EP, The Indigo Tapes, recorded in his high school music building’s attic, to his Facebook and Instagram. The word spread, local radio got on board and the EP ascended the iTunes charts to #1 in the Singer-Songwriter EP category. Chance followed up his EP in 2020 with a full album, The Raspberry Men. Emerson plays almost everything you hear onThe Raspberry Men, mostly recorded in a wooden shed in Maine. The album premiered on NPR-partner station WICN and received praise from American Songwriter, The ProvidenceJournal, Spotify’s Indie Shuffle playlist, The South China Morning Post, Atwood Magazine, Ditty TV, TheDeli and more. Earmilk selected The Raspberry Men as one of its best indie/alternative albums of 2020.With a new album recorded during the summer of 2022, watch out for more releases to be announced soon.In addition to making a new record, Chance spent a lot of the last year touring around the US with his 5-piece fully-live band, supporting acts such as the Eli Young Band, Lawrence, Ripe, Darlingside, MikeCampbell& The Dirty Knobs, Nancy Wilson’s Heart, and more.
About Blues Traveler: 35th Anniversary Tour
Blues Traveler was formed in 1987 by singer/harmonica player John Popper, guitarist Chan Kinchla, bassist Bobby Sheehan, and drummer Brendan Hill; the band was part of a revival of the extended jamming style of ’60s and ’70s groups like the Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin.
Blues Traveler were on the vanguard of the jam band scene of the 1990s, the first of their generation to sign to a major label, and one of a handful to experience genuine commercial success when the naggingly catchy “Run-Around” went into the Billboard Top Ten in 1995. By that point, Blues Traveler had already carved themselves a place within the firmament of modern rock, earning a loyal audience through their sweaty improvs of blues-based rock and coalescing their peers by launching the H.O.R.D.E. Festival in 1992. One of several Lollapalooza-inspired touring fests, H.O.R.D.E. illustrated the large audience for jam bands and helped push Blues Traveler toward the top of the charts with their 1994 album Four going platinum six times. They didn’t stay in the upper reaches of Billboard for long, but they never faded away. They worked steadily throughout the 2000s and beyond, sometimes experimenting — 2015’s Blow Up the Moon was littered with unexpected cameos — but always returning to the blues as their foundation, a debt underscored by the 2021 blues covers album Traveler’s Blues.