Hear It First: Blues Traveler Introduces ‘Castaway’

By | February 24, 2015

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Famed jam band Blues Traveler has a new album, Blow Up The Moon, coming out on April 7, and it’s filled with an eclectic mix of songwriters influenced by the bands remarkable two-decade-plus career. Blow Up The Moon features collaborating artists Thompson Square, Plain White T’s, 3OH!3, Hanson, Jewel, Secondhand Serenade, Dirty Heads & Rome Ramirez (Sublime), JC Chasez (*NSYNC), Bowling for Soup, New Hollow and Thomas Ian Nicholas.

Yahoo Music is thrilled to premiere the first track from the set, “Castaway,” which features the Dirty Heads & Rome Ramirez.

Hear It First: Blues Traveler Introduces ‘Castaway’ 

“This entire project was an ambitious one,” notes frontman John Popper of the new set. “To write and record with so many differently talented entities — each w/such dear and unique gifts — was more than a challenge for us, It was a year-long clinic on how to explore such gifts in a vast cadre of others, as well as in ourselves.”

Meanwhile, Ramirez has this to say of his contribution: “Working with Blues Traveler and Dirty Heads was a rad time. Both bands are very talented and I learned a lot working with seasoned pros,” while Jared “Dirty J” Watson adds: ”It was a really laid back session. It felt very comfortable. All the dudes made us feel at home and we got along really well, so it made it easier for the creative process to flow. The coolest part for me was being able to put our twist on such a recognizable sound as Blues Traveler’s.”

For more information on Blow Up The Moon, check the band’s official site.