Popper Plays Lilith And Lives To Write About It

John Popper obviously couldn’t wait for Blues Traveler to kick off this year’s H.O.R.D.E. festival on July 10 in East Troy, Wisconsin, and decided to pay a little visit to the Lilith Fair when it rolled into Pasadena, California, last weekend.

During the concert, the Blues Traveler frontman was invited onstage by the Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers, whom had originally asked Popper to play with the duo during a chance meeting at a hotel lobby. Popper obliged and laid harmonica licks into the Girls’ “Power of Two.”

Popper and the Indigo Girls were then joined by Lilith-mates K’s Choice and Shawn Colvin for a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World,” before the ensemble grew to include tour founder Sarah McLachlan and comedian Ellen DeGeneres for the Girls’ anthemic “Closer To Fine.”

As we previously reported (see “Joan Osborne Readies New Magazine, Album” ) Popper writes about first meeting Saliers and his entire
Lilith experience in an article for a new magazine, “Womanly Hips.”

The Lilith Fair, which features McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, the Indigo Girls, Sinead O’Connor and Me’Shell Ndegeocello on-board for this leg, will roll into Oklahoma City on July 1.