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Must've been under a rock. Just discovered Popa Chubby

Twangmaster

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and I gotta say this man plays up to his size. XXXL!

I've always loved dirty, creative, twisty, out of the box strat blues, and this guy delivers.

I have obviously been missing out on something, since I've only heard of him since Saturday. Who's been hiding this guy?

Any others enjoy his stuff (yes, even the Jimi stuff!) Electric Chubbyland indeed....
 

DaGlenster

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You must see him live, he smokes. He is the real deal. He can definetly play. What you hear on the cd's he can reproduce live.
 

bluesjunior

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First saw him in concert here in England in the late 90's and I've been a big fan since. Check out his One Million Guitars set but like all of this type of player you have to see him in concert to really appreciate him.
 

Twangmaster

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I just love that raw, slightly overdriven, quack position strat tone he gets. In order to avoid the embarrasment of discovering other artists of the same caliber, Who else plays in a similar style? (besides KWS, Duarte, etc.)
 

OldSchool

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One of NYC's best kept secrets! Saw him play several times from the 1980's until I moved South about 10 yrs ago. He had some minor radio success with Goddess of Love and Beer in the90's. I really thought he was going to be huge (no pun intended) at that point ,but he just kinda fizzled out. Guess he wasn't pretty enough .

Interesting Factoid: His name has nothing to do with his waist size.(like I assumed and everyone else) A slang term for an erection was his intent. :dunno
 

sundaypunch

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He is great. I sold a 1970 Strat on Ebay about 4-years ago that he bought.

He does my favorite version of "Hallelujah"

 

dspblues

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I'm all for different opinions (God knows I'm in the minority more then not
) but at least explain why you feel that way? :dunno
Because I know him, I know people who played with him for years. He treats people like shi*. His ego is bigger than he is. He's quite notorious for how he treats people. He's thrown guitars at people in his band. Not a nice person at all.
 

Jahn

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Plus, he beats me to every gear deal in town! I swear he's the GASsiest gearhound in NYC! Whenever I see that big ol' musclecar parked up front, I know not to bother walkin' in the store, he's already inhaling all the goodies.
 

OldSchool

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Because I know him, I know people who played with him for years. He treats people like shi*. His ego is bigger than he is. He's quite notorious for how he treats people. He's thrown guitars at people in his band. Not a nice person at all.
Fair enough. I just know when I have met him at shows he always shook my hand and signed my disc jackets. Seemed like a nice guy. Maybe he just knows where his bread is buttered? People say the same about Dickey Betts as well. I've even wittnessed Dickey throw a guitar at a roadie who didn't shut off his stand by switch after a break. But he has always been cool to me when I met him. :dunno But I don't plan on having dinner or jamming with him anytime soon so I'll just the music for now.:aok
 

2HBStrat

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We've known about him for a while. We used to cover "Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer." Song went over pretty well.
 




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