SAVE HIS SOUL
Blues Traveler: John Popper (vocals, harmonica, Irish whistle, guitar); Chan Kinchla (guitars); Bobby Sheehan (bass); Brendan Hill (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Ronald Carbone, Jeff Carney, Roberta Cooper, Suzanne Ornstein, Clay Ruede, Mitchell Stern (strings); David Swanson (harp); Paul Shaffer (organ); Bashiri Johnson (percussion); The City Singers, Pat Bickham, Pam Landrum, Mari Serpas, Cher Levis (background vocals).
Recorded at Studio In The Country, Bogalusa, Louisiana and The Hit Factory, New York.
All songs written or co-written by members of Blues Traveler.
Led by the guttural vocals and incisive harmonica of imposing frontman John Popper, Save His Soul is a savory package that dresses obvious influences in a fresh suit of clothes. While six and 12 strings rule, the true inspiration here is Popper's delivery on harmonica and other wind instruments, which spits in machine-gun-rapid fire or carries a piercing, emotive melody line with equal ease. Having restrained themselves for most of Save His Soul, Blues Traveler close with the seven-minute opus "Fledgling," flowing from epic, orchestral ballad mode to angst-ridden wall-of-noise. ~ Roch Parisien
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 02/24/2015
- Genre: Rock