Theodore Joseph “Ted” Horowitz, plays under the stage name of Popa Chubby -which is a play on the slang idiom to “pop a chubby“, (meaning to get an erection). He played two shows on the Hyundai Blues Stage as part of the 40th Edition of the Festival de Jazz de Montreal.
I’m going to blow you motherfuckers away!Popa Chubby
40th edition Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
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“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.”Popa Chubby
“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