Blues Traveler Seeks The 'Truth'

As tipped here last week, veteran jam band Blues Traveler has signed with Sanctuary for the Aug. 5 release of a new studio album, "Truth Be Told." The set was recorded at Sound Design Studio in Santa

As tipped here last week, veteran jam band Blues Traveler has signed with Sanctuary for the Aug. 5 release of a new studio album, "Truth Be Told." The set was recorded at Sound Design Studio in Santa Barbara, Calif., with producer Don Gehman (John Mellencamp, Hootie & the Blowfish). Tracks include "This Ache," "Partner in Crime" and "Can't Get Free," marked by a trademark harmonica solo from frontman John Popper.

The 12-track set is Blues Traveler's first studio album since 2001's "Bridge," its final release for A&M/Interscope. That album peaked at No. 91 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 137,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. A live album, "What You and I Have Been Through," was issued last October by iMusic.

Blues Traveler will spend the bulk of the summer on the road in North America. The group's next show comes Saturday (June 28) in Granite Falls, Minn.

Here are Blues Traveler's tour dates:

June 28: Granite Falls, Minn. (Prairie's Edge Casino)
June 29: Milwaukee (Summerfest)
June 30: Muskegon, Mich. (Summer Celebration)
July 3-4: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
July 5: Salt Lake City (Bite of Salt Lake Festival)
July 8: Tulsa, Oklahoma (Brady Village Stage Downtown)
July 9: Oklahoma City (Zoo Amphitheatre)
July 11: Baraboo, Wis. (Ho Chunk Casino)
July 16: Highland Park, Ill. (Ravinia Festival)
July 18: Columbus, Ohio (Arena District Plaza)
July 24: Hyannis, Mass. (Cape Cod Melody Tent)
July 25: Baltimore (Artscape)
July 26: Vienna, Va. (Wolf Trap)
July 31: Pittsburgh (Three Rivers Regatta)
Aug. 1: Shawnee On Delaware, Pa. (Scottish/Irish Fest)
Aug. 7: Pattersonville, N.Y. (Rising Sun Music Fest)
Aug. 13: Richmond, Va. (Innsbrook After Hours)
Aug. 15: Terra Alta, W.V. (Sunshine Daydreams Campground)
Aug. 31: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay)