Blind Pig Records has announced a December 14 release date for <em>The Essential Popa Chubby</em>, a budget-priced CD from the high octane New York guitarist.
For this special collection, Popa Chubby hand-picked sixteen of the hottest fan favorites from his ten Blind Pig releases over the past decade. This electrifying selection showcases not only his hard-charging fire and brimstone, but also Popa’s engaging storytelling, versatility and distinctive fusing of differing genres and styles such as old school R&B, rap, funk, outlaw country, melodic rock, and blues.
Popa Chubby first come to prominence with his breakout early 90’s hit "Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer" from the Tom Dowd produced <em>Booty And The Beast</em> album. Since then the prolific guitarist and songwriter has released ten CDs and a live performance DVD for indie roots label Blind Pig.
Popa’s highly creative fusion of rock ‘n’ roll with traditional blues and R&B styles led <em>Billboard</em> to say, "If Muddy Waters was a modern blues artist, then Popa Chubby is a post-modern bluesman." And the <em>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</em> summed it up well with the comment, "Popa Chubby is a blues rocker whose take-no-prisoners blues rock screams with the defiance of the best scorched-earth rock ‘n’ roll filtered through his bluesy id."