Coming up on 20 years since their commercial peak, is Blues Traveler ’90s nostalgia or a timeless band that fits in any era?
Frontman John Popper would probably argue the latter. Beyond the association with a specific time of your life, even big hits such as “Run-Around” and “Hook” fit in just fine amid the Mumford & Sons and Alabama Shakes of today’s roots revival.
Popper, the 46-year-old harmonica blower for the blues rockers, for years sustained interest in both the band and his own unusual life as a frequent Howard Stern radio guest. Last summer, the band marked its 10th album in 25 years with a new release, “Suzie Cracks the Whip.”
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8 p.m. May 17
Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway