Popa Chubby

Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:45PM

Popa Chubby
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A rough, gruff and tough bluesman to the core, he is at the forefront of modern blues-rock, where the mix of intensity and integrity has made him one of the genres most popular figures. And he's an imposing figure at that, performing a style he describes as the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix meets meets Robert Johnson. Last year's StageOne performance was a prime example of how the stage trumps a sterile studio when it comes to Popa’s gritty sound. Boundary-pushing blues rocker Joe Louis Walker is a modern and legendary blues icon. The New York Times raves, "Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. His guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair." According to Living Blues, he is "one of today's modern musical masters." Rolling Stone simply calls him "ferocious."

He can deliver gutbucket blues, joyous gospel, Rolling Stones-style rock crunch, and aching R&B. Blues fans already know Walker's famous ability to shred - he expertly incorporates his intense, racing solos into blues, spirituals and crashing rock jams - meanwhile, aficionados of all sorts of music, played with skill and conviction, would do themselves a favor by giving a listen to this guy.