Blues Traveler is an American rock band formed in Princeton, New Jersey in 1987. The band’s music covers a variety of genres, including blues rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul, and Southern rock. It is known for extensive use of segues in their live performances, and was considered a key part of the re-emerging jam band scene of the 1990s.
While Blues Traveler is best known among fans for their improvisational live shows, the general public is most familiar with the group from their Top 40 singles “Run-Around” and “Hook”.
In March 2012, Blues Traveler released a double-disc compilation entitled 25 on Hip-O Records; the album commemorates the band’s silver anniversary and includes their hit singles, new covers, and previously unreleased b-side material. Blues Traveler’s most recent studio album Blow Up the Moon, is the twelfth studio album and was released on April 7, 2015. On December 7, 2016 Blues Traveler released a cover version of “Go Tell It On The Mountain”.