Popa Chubby – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – September 15th, 2018

Popa Chubby

Popa Chubby

Greg Sover Band

Sat · September 15, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$20-$25 ADV / $22-$27 DOS + FEES

Mezzanine tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.

Popa Chubby
Popa Chubby
Twenty five years of hard rocking blues
Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, 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.” Right from the start he was immersed in rock ‘n’ roll as theater, and learned from George and others playing CBGB’s at the time 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.”
Popa Chubby is his own man for better or worse. He reflects, “I’m living in a wild time, and that is where the inspiration is drawn from. There are my issues, but the picture is much bigger than me and my situation. Everything is breaking down in the world. The lines are being redefined. We all need something.”
Greg Sover Band
Jubilee is Greg Sover’s second chapter in his journey that started with the critically acclaimed Songs of A Renegade. Charting in the Top 20 among the Living Bluesradio community, Henry Carrigan Jr wrote in April 2018 "Jubilee solidifies Sover's versatility and reveals his musical genius”. Garry Lee, Allen James and Tom Walling have brought the new songs to life in the studio and on the road, supporting some of the finest musicians touring. Sover’s eloquent songs, expressive guitar playing, and soulful singing showcase his Haitian roots and the influences of his parents, and is a confirmation of a young artist coming into his own, and affirms Sover as one of today’s most engaging performers.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/