Born Ted Horowitz, Popa Chubby is a true native son of the Big Apple. He was born in 1960 in the Bronx and grew up in a neighbourhood made famous by Robert DeNiro in the movie A Bronx Tale. His early memories of hearing the juke box playing the hits of early sixties soul and R&B made a lasting impression on him. To this day the musical influence of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye are ever present in Popa’s music.Popa Chubby’s music, forged in the toughness that is New York City, takes blues to the cutting edge, where it highfives its contemporary cousins rock, rap, and hip hop. With his razor sharp, biting guitar, vocals from the gut, and top-notch skill as a songwriter, Popa Chubby artfully combines the rootsiness of blues with the more modern urban elements of today’s popular music.
Popa Chubby - Guitar, Vocals
Francesco Becarro - Bass
Stefano Giudici - Drums
Dave Keyes- Keyboards
More Than 30 Years Of Blues, Rock & Soul Tour
DE - Schopfheim, Dreyland Blues Festival - CANCELLED; new date: TBA