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John Popper


One of the greatest harmonica players in rock, John Popper formed his band, Blues Traveler, along with his high school friends Bobby Sheehan (bass), Chan Kinchla (guitar) and Brendan Hill (drums), in the late 80s, in New York City. They released their eponymous debut album in 1990 and hit the charts with 1994's "Four". Meanwhile, Popper started to... See full bio »

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Blues Brothers 2000 Music Department
(1998)
Spun Soundtrack
(2002)
Kicking & Screaming Soundtrack
(2005)
Kingpin Bowling Tournament Announcer
(1996)

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 2020 Dave (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ally's Toast (2020) ... (writer: "Hook" - uncredited)
  Silicon Valley (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- RussFest (2019) ... (performer: "Champipple" - as John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours, uncredited) / (writer: "Champipple" - uncredited)
 2015 The Meddler (writer: "Run Around", "The Darkness We All Need")
 2015/I Guitar Man (Documentary) (performer: "Rebel Rouser")
 2015 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2014: Part 1 (2015) ... (performer: "Curbside Prophet")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Emma Stone/Robinson Cano/Keith Urban (2014) ... (writer: "Hook")
 2013 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Filibuster (2013) ... (writer: "But Anyway (Album Version)" - uncredited)
 2013 Underdogs (writer: "Things Are Looking Up")
 2010-2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #19.193 (2011) ... (writer: "Run-Around" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.34 (2010) ... (writer: "Run-Around" - uncredited)
 2008 Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub (Documentary) (writer: "Dropping Some NYC")
 2005 Kicking & Screaming (writer: "Run Around")
 2003 Blues Traveler: Live - Thinnest of Air (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Carolina Blues", "You Lost Me There", "Hook", "Love & Greed", "All Hands", "Let Her & Let Go", "Crystal Flame", "Support Your Local Emperor", "This Ache", "Bagheera", "Eventually (I'll Come Around)", "Slow Change", "Unable to Get Free", "Felicia", "Can't See Why", "You Reach Me", "Crashburn", "Sweet & Broken", "Thinnest of Air", "Brother John") / (music: "Hook", "Unable to Get Free", "Felicia", "Sweet & Broken", "Thinnest of Air") / (writer: "Pattern")
 2002 Spun (writer: "Run Around")
  The Roseanne Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Episode #1.37 (1998) ... (performer: "Roseanne Theme Song") / (writer: "Psycho Joe", "Roseanne Theme Song", "Carolina Blues")
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (writer: "Maybe I'm Wrong")
 1996 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 November 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "Today I Started Loving You Again")
 1996 Kingpin (writer: "But Anyway")
 1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs (writer: "Runaround")
 1995 White Man's Burden (writer: "Regarding Steven")
 1994 The Last Seduction (writer: "Warmer Days")
 1990-1992 Roseanne (TV Series) (lyrics - 50 episodes)
- Aliens (1992) ... (lyrics: "Roseanne Theme")
- Don't Make Me Over (1992) ... (lyrics: "Roseanne Theme")
- Secrets (1992) ... (lyrics: "Roseanne Theme")
- Deliverance (1992) ... (lyrics: "Roseanne Theme")
- Lies (1992) ... (lyrics: "Roseanne Theme")
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Gatorade with Michael Jordan (1998)

Alternate Names:

Blues Traveler
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Trivia:

Frontman, Blues Traveler.

Trademark:

harmonica virtuoso

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