The Last Summer on Earth tour, featuring four of the best bands to emerge from the Nineties, is coming to a city near you. Featuring Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, and Cracker, the tour is sure to be a highlight of the summer concert series. Icon Fetch talks with Chan Kinchla, guitarist for Blues Traveler, about the bands on the tour, the release of their brand new album, Suzie Cracks the Whip, and how they keep things fresh after spending 25 years together. We also chat again with Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd. In addition to talking up the new tour, he gives us the scoop on the Ride Festival, a concert they're headlining in Colorado in August, and details on two new albums from Big Head Todd.
John Popper is best known as the harmonica-blowing frontman for Blues Traveler, whose breakthrough came in 1995 with the album Four and the songs "Run-Around," and "Hook." While his Grammy-winning band takes a break, Popper has formed a side project with some old friends called John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours. Icon Fetch talks to Popper about the differences between his two bands, the great musicians that join him for the new CD, and the back to basics recording process.
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