Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler

The Jam Band community owes a debt of gratitude to Blues Traveler, who in many ways pioneered the neo Jam Band scene back in the late 80s and early 90s. In fact, they supported the post Garcia Jam Band scene by putting on the HORDE festival, which is the pre-cursor to Lockn’ or even Bonnarroo for that matter. I’ve always been a fan of the band and fondly remember listening to them lots and going to see them. But it’s been a while since I had, but they came through Toronto recently, after a long hiatus and wanted to catch up. Chan Kinchla, the founding guitarist made some time, which was a thrill for sure. Our conversation started when I reminded Chan of his Canadian heritage, since he was born in Hamilton, a stone’s throw from Toronto. To learn more about Blues Traveler’s tour schedule and other happenings visit

Show Notes:  

First Song: 00:14 – Mulling It Over

Interview Begins: 10:58

Extro Song: 33:18 – Sweet Talking Hippie

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