Popa Chubby plays final Bluesdays of summer on Tuesday

Popa Chubby plays the final Bluesdays show of summer on Tuesday in The Village at Squaw Valley.

The 11th Bluesdays season in The Village at Squaw Valley wraps up Tuesday with Popa Chubby.

He’s got chops, not a chopper, baby. A big man with a shaved head, goatee and tattoos, Popa Chubby looks like a biker, but he’s a bluesman. He desribes himself as “The Stooges meets, Buddy Guy, Motorhead meets Muddy Waters and Jimmy Hendrix meets Robert Johnson.”

“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.” he said in a press statement. “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.”

The free show starts at 6 p.m.

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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