FALL RIVER — On Friday, April 2, the Narrows Middle for the Arts will current a stay stream live performance with Popa Chubby.
Each Friday evening at 8 p.m., tune in to the Narrows’ YouTube channel for a stay streamed live performance. The exhibits are free to observe, however donations are appreciated and shall be cut up 50/50 between the Narrows Middle and that evening’s artist(s). Go to the Narrows PayPal or Venmo at @Narrows-Middle to make a donation.
About Popa Chubby
Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been onerous rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful method for greater than 30 years. Over the course of a profession that dates again to 1994, he has been a power of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful enjoying has by no means been extra highly effective. An imposing determine with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a efficiency fashion he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Man, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson,” Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is without doubt one of the style’s hottest figures.
His profession has all the time been about shifting ahead and carving a spot for himself within the imposing terrain of the music enterprise, overcoming odds to proceed rising and maturing as a inventive power. He has constructed a continuously rising base of followers internationally, the place in lots of territories he’s a star. A local New Yorker, Horowitz’s first gigs had been within the NYC punk scene as a guitarist for what he displays was a “loopy Japanese particular results efficiency artist in a kimono referred to as Screaming Mad George who had a horror-movie impressed present.”
Proper from the beginning he was immersed in rock ‘n’ roll as theater, and discovered from George and others enjoying CBGB’s on the time that included the Ramones, the Cramps, Richard Hell, whose band, the Voidoids he joined that rock ‘n’ roll ought to be harmful. He displays, “Musicians just like the Ramones and the Intercourse Pistols weren’t simply bands. They had been a menace to society.”
The Blues nonetheless was the inspiration of his enjoying fashion. He remembers, “Since I’d grown up on Hendrix, Cream and Led Zeppelin, after I began enjoying blues in New York golf equipment I understood that the blues ought to be harmful, too. It wasn’t simply from enjoying in punk bands. Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters had been harmful males. They’d minimize or shoot you in the event that they thought it was essential, and Little Walter packed a gun and wouldn’t hesitate to make use of it. That hazard is an actual a part of the Blues and I hold it alive in my music.”
Popa Chubby is his personal man for higher or worse. He displays, “I’m residing in a wild time, and that’s the place the inspiration is drawn from. There are my points, however the image is far larger than me and my state of affairs. Every little thing is breaking down on this planet. The strains are being redefined. All of us want one thing.”