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Interview guitar in hand with the Big, Bad and Beautiful Popa Chubby
Interview guitar in hand with the Big, Bad and Beautiful Popa Chubby - The Guitar Channel
Read the current issue of VG. People tend to notice when Ted Horowitz a. Popa Chubby sets foot onstage to tune up. They might not notice as he spins the volume knobs on his amps to 9. But when he strikes a chord, heads definitely turn. Midway through the first set, the B string pops. Throughout the evening, Popa works the crowd like a true blues man — building it to a frenzy, then dropping it down with a precision reminiscent of the late Freddie King.
Theodore Joseph " Ted " Horowitz born March 31, in The Bronx , New York City , United States , who plays under the stage name of Popa Chubby a play on the slang idiom "pop a chubby", meaning to get an erection , is an American rock and electric blues singer, composer, and guitarist. At age thirteen Horowitz began playing drums ; shortly thereafter, he began listening to the music of the Rolling Stones and started playing guitar. Although he grew up in the s, Horowitz was influenced by artists of the s, including Jimi Hendrix and Cream , among others. In his early twenties, although he mainly played blues music, he also worked as backing for punk rock poet Richard Hell.
It's always an experience to interview such a colorful musician like Popa Chubby , this time we did it Guitar in Hand. Popa was in town for the release of his double live album Big, Bad and Beautiful. The setup for the interview was not very far from his live setup.