Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Friday February 14
Popa Chubby : : 30 Years!
Popa Chubby invites you all to a very special Valentine’s Day celebration.
Come for the show / Stay for the vows as Ted Horowitz (a.k.a. Popa Chubby) and Mary Beth Stolz say I do!
Popa will be joined by his band
The Popa Chubby Mafia Featuring:
Join us as Popa celebrates 30 years on the road and a lifetime of LOVE!
"Popa Chubby’s a big man....but his music is much bigger....[Chubby will] continue carrying the torch for the blues....and put on a damn good show. What more can one say?" - Elmore
Blues rock guitarist, singer-songwriter Popa Chubby is set to celebrate 30 years of the blues life, by releasing a new album It’s A Mighty Hard Road, on March 1, 2020. With 15 tracks, two covers and 13 originals, the record rocks the blues with plenty soul.
Born Ted Horowitz, he's been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 30 years. Over the course of his career he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.
His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star. A native New Yorker, Horowitz's first gigs were in the NYC punk scene as a guitarist for what he reflects was a "crazy Japanese special effects performance artist in a kimono called Screaming Mad George who had a horror-movie inspired show."
From the start he was immersed in rock ‘n’ roll as theater, and learned from George and others playing CBGB’s, that included the Ramones, the Cramps, Richard Hell, whose band, the Voidoids he joined that rock ‘n’ roll should be dangerous. He reflects, "Musicians like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols weren’t just bands. They were a threat to society."
The Blues however was the foundation of his playing style. He recalls, "Since I’d grown up on Hendrix, Cream and Led Zeppelin, when I started playing blues in New York clubs I understood that the blues should be dangerous, too. It wasn’t just from playing in punk bands. Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters were dangerous men. They’d cut or shoot you if they thought it was necessary, and Little Walter packed a gun and wouldn’t hesitate to use it. That danger is a real part of the Blues and I keep it alive in my music.”
Chubby continues to play more than 200 club dates a year, and has released numerous albums worldwide, since. Most notably, his Sony/Okeh debut, 'Booty and the Beast', was produced by longtime Atlantic Records engineer/producer TOM DOWD, whose recordings for Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, among others are legendary!
Popa Chubby recently produced the album "Get My Demons Straight", with the Italian duo, Superdownhome.