‘Two Princes’: Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors Offer Old-School Sit-Ins
On Friday, Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors shared the same stage for the first time since 1994, performing at Cleveland, OHs Tower City Amphitheater. As expected, the longtime friends, used the opportunity to collaborate onstage, as well as bust out a few rare songs. During the Spin Doctors set, John Popper played harp on a show closing version of Two Princes. Later, during Blues Travelers spot, Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman returned the favor, adding guitar to the old-school number Mulling It Over. Recalling the acoustic interludes he often performed between Blues Traveler sets
in the early-1990s, Chris Barron also offered the vocal number Cleopatras Cat during the groups encore, marking the eleventh time the song has been played since 1989. Before both bands achieved radio fame in the early-1990s, Barron would use Cleopatras Cat as a bridge between his acoustic mini-sets and Blues Travelers full band performances. Barron last performed the number with Blues Traveler at Irving Plaza in 2002.