The band Blues Traveler were formed in Princeton, New Jersey in 1987 and rose to prominence after releasing their self-titled debut album in 1990. One of the stand-out singles on the album was the track 'But Anyway', a distinctively up-beat number which showcased frontman John Popper's distinctive harmonica playing. The track was used to great effect in the Farrelly Brothers comedy movie 'Kingpin' and this helped introduce Blues Traveler to an international audience. The band's mainstream breakthrough came with their platinum-selling fourth album titled 'Four' released in 1994. It spawned the singles 'Hook' and 'Run-Around. For a number of years the band's career continued on an upward trajectory and an appearance in the 1998 movie 'Blues Brothers 2000' helped build momentum. In 1999 the band's bass player Bobby Sheehan was found dead and the band's career subsequently went into decline, compounded by their record company's decision to drop them following a corporate restructure. The band have continued with their career with a variety of independently released albums, their most recent recording being 'Hurry Up and Hang Around' in 2018.