Popa Chubby, an in-your-face blues/rock/R&B guitar slinger, says "The core of my music is about excitement. I think music should make people feel alive." The energy and showmanship of Popa Chubby's sets have earned him critical & commercial acclaim overseas where he's become a huge star, appearing on the covers of magazines and routinely sells out major venues.
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If theres one thing I want people to know about me, its that I'm a survivor, says Popa Chubby. Heres my story: My dad died when I was seven. I was abandoned and raised myself. I moved to New York City when I was 18 and started playing music. I got a huge heroin habit and ended up strung out on the streets until I was in my early twenties. I started playing again and got away from drugs and never went back, and then I got into the New York blues scene of the early 90s, and here I am today. Here is at the forefront of modern blues-rock, where the mix of intensity and integrity captured on Popa Chubby's Back To New York City has made him one of the genres most popular figures. And hes an imposing figure at that, weighing more than 300 pounds with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performing style he describes as the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson...