Re: [Harp-L] John Popper Performance at NAMM 2015

Blues Traveler has a new record coming out on April 7th.  It looks like it 
will be all originals they have collaborated on with other artists.  This 
is the first track:

If you are a fan of Americana and good old fashion rock and roll, I highly 
encourage you to check out John Popper and Duskuray Troubadours and 
Brother's Keep with John Popper.  His playing with both groups is very 
different than his work with Blues Traveler.  Great stuff!

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:34:56 AM UTC-6, robert wrote:
> You know what, Michelle? John Popper really IS a great player, isn't he? 
> When he first appeared on the scene, I loved what he did; however, over the 
> years I sort of cooled on it, began to find him boring and quit listening. 
> This was the first time I've really listened in several (8-10?) years...and 
> huh? He has a unique, original style. For all his excesses (IMO), he is an 
> original. How many players are that? Few. 
> For me, original equals great. 
> WVa Bob 
> Sent from my iPhone 
> On Mar 2, 2015, at 8:23 AM, "Michelle LeFree" <
> mle...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <javascript:>> wrote: 
> > J Schaman wrote: 
> > 
> >> Here is the complete John Popper performance at the Fender booth at 
> >> 2015: 
> >> 
> >> 
> > Thanks for that terrific link, John. Very high quality audio and video 
> close-ups of a rare acoustic Popper. 
> > 
> > I had seen the first part with him playing "Runaround," probably my 
> favorite Blues Traveler song, but I hadn't seen the second song (the name 
> of which I do not know -- I'll call it the "Train" song). Having listened 
> to "Runaround" a thousand times or so I was more impressed with his "Train" 
> song in which he really lets go with his pyrotechnic playing style. What I 
> found particularly interesting were the close-ups of him playing (9:00 - 
> 10:20), which you almost never see as most other videos I've seen are taken 
> from a distance with him on a big stage. I loved watching all the things he 
> does with his face, mouth and jaw and breathing. They are all orchestrated 
> in constant motion of one kind or another. I noticed a heavy reliance on 
> "jaw flicks," which it seems many really fast players use, but I had never 
> seen Popper doing it. 
> > 
> > Even if you  don't care for his playing style, this high-quality video 
> sequence of him with a single unseen guitar player in an acoustic setting 
> offers a rare opportunity to gain insights into a great player's unique 
> style. 
> > 
> > Michelle 
> > 

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