Monday, August 18, 2008

Blues Traveler, Live and Collective Soul Concert

Just arrived home from an evening of musical inspiration at Chastain Park. (Actually, it's the wee hours on Monday. My how time flies.)

We saw one of our favorite bands from Priceton, NJ, Blues Traveler. John Popper is still rocking out with his harmonica. The other bands, Live and Collective Soul, invited him to play during their sets too. Blues Traveler's latest release, North Hollywood Shootout, is set for release on August 26. It's on my Amazon "Wish List". Their album, Four, remains a favorite.

We had not heard of Live from York, PA. Their last song had lyrics that included the words "rolling thunder". I'll have to look it up or if anyone knows the title and album name, please send me a comment to this post. It was beautiful.

Until we purchased the tickets, I hadn't heard of Collective Soul either. (Where have I been for the past 18 years?) I was fortunate to locate their 2007 album Afterwards at Target and have been listening to it for over a week. Their concert with the lighting effects reminded me of the Goo Goo Dolls. We saw them at Chastain last summer. Yes, I am now a fan of the Georgia rock 'n roll band, Collective Soul. yee-ha!

Here are two of my favorite Collective Soul songs from YouTube:


The evening was a wonderfully, inspiring event during which we thought of our good friend, Ray. Happy rockin' Birthday, Raymond, with many more to come!


  1. Goo Goo Dolls? OMG Collective Soul's latest pop albums are having a worse effect than I expected.

    I suggest grabbing the self-titled, Disciplined Breakdown or Dosage.

    You'll still find the harmony, but the riffs will be much more rocking! =)

  2. Thank you for the album recommendations.

  3. Collective Soul is my favorite band, definately check out the two albums mentioned. Live is another great band. The rolling thunder song is Lightning Crashes from the Throwing Copper album

  4. Thanks so much for the song title and album from the Live concert. I'll add that to my Amazon wish list too. :)

  5. Here's a YouTube video of the song Lightening Crashes by Live. In case my html coding is incorrect when you click on it above, you can copy and paste this link into your browser to watch it:

    This was the last song in their set at the concert. I think you'll agree it's awesome.