Blues Traveler Live On the Rocks

Recorded live at the fabled Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 4, 2003, this CD sees NY jam-band Blues Traveler at the top of their game. With half of the tracks coming from the band’s most recent album (which they were then touring), the band sound invigorated and happy to be playing, no doubt refuelled after the near death experience of singer John Popper. However, their material lies a little too much on the commercial side, especially the newer stuff, so while this is a formidable live show by the band, you just have to decide if their game is something that interests you at this point and time, or if it ever did. (Sanctuary)