Blues Traveler Returns to Iron City

By Brent Thompson

“Run-Around” and “Hook” may have put Blues Traveler on the pop charts, but the band has been forging a deep and wide musical path for more than 30 years. Blending rock, blues, psychedelia and folk into its own distinct sound, the quintet – John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Tad Kinchla, Brendan Hill and Ben Wilson – sustains this formula on its latest release, Hurry Up & Hang Around. On Thursday, October 25, Blues Traveler will perform at Iron City. The soulful San Francisco-based septet Con Brio will open the 8 p.m. all-ages show. Advance tickets are $28 and can be purchased at