January 17, 2018

Popa Chubby: Two Dogs

Blues man Ted Horowitz, better known as Popa Chubby, is the kind of musician who doesn't give a damn about what is hip and happening. His brand of swinging, soulful blues thrives on stage, while his studio albums come pretty close to the excitement that his guitar playing generates during his never-ending tours. His latest is called Two Dogs and he is fine form throughout.

Popa is a big guy who can project danger and be surprisingly gentle as well. He is one of the last true electric blues titans, with his fluid guitar playing a la Buddy Guy plus a hint of Santana and the swagger of Muddy Waters. Wearing his heart on his sleeve he urges be free from pain and grief in the rumbling Rescue me. Lurking violence is almost tangible in Sam Lay's Pistol. Don't sleep on the wah-wah and saxophone in the title track, adding an extra layer to the fight between the scruffy animals. Dirty Old Blues Shakedown are irresistible 12-bar exercises about halfway ZZ Top and Humble Pie.

He is the real deal. For those who have never heard him perform: the CD version of the album ends with a double whammy: bluesified covers of Sympathy For The Devil and Hallelujah. The latter will get you rid to of the bad taste in your mouth after being exposed to year another smooth rendition during a crap talent show.

Two Dogs is released on CD and vinyl via PCP (Popa Chubby Productions) in North America and Verycords Records in Europe & Japan. Buy it from his website.

Tracks:
  1. It's Alright
  2. Rescue Me
  3. Preexisting Conditions
  4. Sam Lay's Pistol
  5. Two Dogs
  6. Dirty Old Blues
  7. Shakedown
  8. Wound Up Getting High
  9. Cayophus Dupree
  10. Me Won't Back Down
  11. Chubby's Boogie
  12. Live bonus Tracks:
  13. Sympathy For The Devil
  14. Hallelujah

Live dates:
  • 01/19 Schenectady, NY @ Van Dyck
  • 01/20 Natick, MA @ The Center for Arts Natick
  • 01/25 Colmar, France @ Le Grillen
  • 01/26 Toul, France @ Chez Paulette
  • 01/27 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
  • 01/28 Reims, France @ Salle Rossini
  • 01/30 Nice, France @ Lino Ventura
  • 01/31 Paris, France @ Le Bataclan
  • 02/01 Le Harve, France @ Magic Mirror
  • 02/02 2 St. Nazaire, France @ Le VIP
  • 02/03 Chelles, France @ Pieces Cuisine
  • 02/11 Mondovi, Italy @ La Grange
  • 02/13 Velden, Austria Bluesiana
  • 02/14 Savona, Italy @ Rain Dogs House
  • 02/15 Parma, Italy @ Campus Music Industry
  • 02/16 Fontaneto D’agogna, Italy @ Phenomenon Club
  • 02/17 Ranica Bergamo, Italy @ Druso Music Club
  • 02/18 Lugagno, Switzerland @ Club Giardino
  • 02/26 New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
  • 03/02 San Francisco, CA @ Biscuits & Blues
  • 03/03 San Francisco, CA @ Biscuits & Blues
  • 03/08 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club
  • 03/09 Auburn Hills, MI @ Callahan’s
  • 03/10 Auburn Hills, MI @ Callahan’s
  • 03/16 Beverly, MA @ 9 Wallis
  • 03/17 Woonsocket, RI @ Chan’s
  • 03/23 Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
  • 03/24 South Salem, NY @ The Heights @ Brother Vic’s
  • 03/28 Zoetermeer, Netherlands @ Boerderij
  • 03/29 Alkmaar, Netherlands @ Victorie
  • 03/30 Apeldoorn, Netherlands @ Gigant
  • 03/31 Schijndel, Netherlands @ Paaspop Festival

» popachubby.com

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