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Popa Chubby

Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm
Runtime: 120min, plus intermission
Opener: Lower Case Blues
Merchandise will be available for purchase.
The Vaudeville Bar
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Popa Chubby:

Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 30 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson,” Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.

His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star. A native New Yorker, Horowitz’s first gigs were in the NYC punk scene as a guitarist for what he reflects was a “crazy Japanese special effects performance artist in a kimono called Screaming Mad George who had a horror-movie inspired show.” Right from the start he was immersed in rock ‘n’ roll as theater, and learned from George and others playing CBGB’s at the time that included the Ramones, the Cramps, Richard Hell, whose band, the Voidoids he joined that rock ‘n’ roll should be dangerous. He reflects, “Musicians like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols weren’t just bands. They were a threat to society.”

The Blues however was the foundation of his playing style. He recalls, “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. 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.”

Popa Chubby is his own man for better or worse. He reflects, “I’m living in a wild time, and that is where the inspiration is drawn from. There are my issues, but the picture is much bigger than me and my situation. Everything is breaking down in the world. The lines are being redefined. We all need something.”

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Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Lobby Doors: 7:00 PM
Seating:
7:00 PM
Performance time: 8:00 PM
Runtime:
90 mins approx.

Premium seating is available. Premium prices include a $20 donation to the Theatre.
Merchandise
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The Boxmasters Tour United States in support of “Light Rays”

Los Angeles, CA (May 7, 2021) – Anxious to return to the road, The Boxmasters’ J.D. Andrew and Bud Thornton are pleased to announce dates for their Summer 2021 “Light Rays” Tour. Stops will be made from coast to coast in both band and fan favorites such as Knuckleheads in Kansas City and The Hi-Fi in Indianapolis. New venues in Massachusetts, Ohio and Nebraska are among those eagerly anticipated on this tour in support of their 10th album.

Released in October of 2020, Light Rays led off with the single “Breathe Easy” which was a song that was very personal to Bud. “I wrote it to my daughter Bella, explaining that someday she’ll understand why I’m so over-protective. I think it is a song any parent can relate to.” Light Rays also includes the cuts “Satellite Guy”, a song that owes a sonic debt to the legendary Los Angeles band War, the title track “Light Rays” – about a person in an institution singing to the object of their infatuation, and “Learn To Be”, a song that says people are not born to hate.

The lone cover on Light Rays is “Come What May” written by The Yardleys’ Larry Byrd and Bucky Griggs, an Arkansas band that was popular when Bud was young. The Yardleys have been featured in the classic compilation Lost Souls (1960’s Garage and Psychedelic Rock’n Roll from Arkansas). Byrd is set to join The Boxmasters as the keyboard player on the “Light Rays” tour.

During the time between the 2019 “Speck” Tour and 2021’s “Light Rays” Tour, J.D. and Bud made the most of their time recording 4 new album’s worth of material, including Light Rays. “As soon as restrictions were loosened enough to let us go back into the studio, we got back in to record as quickly as possible.” J.D. said. “Life was so uncomfortable and we needed to get to the one place that made sense to us, the recording studio. One of the more enjoyable records we made was a new Christmas album for 2021. We really loved the experience because there weren’t any restrictions on what we could do or the sounds we could make. Christmas is in every title so we think folks will get the point!”

For more information on Light Rays, to order the record, merchandise, and to view tour dates, please visit The Boxmasters website: www.TheBoxmasters.com.

About The Boxmasters

J.D. Andrew
-Grammy Award-winning recording engineer whose credits include The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, The Pussycat Dolls, Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, Guy Clark, and more.
-Mixer of Documentaries “Iron Will, A Veteran’s Battle with PTSD” (2016) and “It’s Not A Race: The Scooter Cannonball Run” (2015).
-Co-founded The Boxmasters in 2007.

Bud Thornton
-Recorded four solo albums “Private Radio”, “Edge Of The World”, “Hobo,” and “Beautiful Door.”
-Performed on numerous recordings including Warren Zevon’s GRAMMY winning album “The Wind,” the legendary Earl Scruggs’ “Earl Scruggs and Friends,” and “Anchored In Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash.”
-Recently co-wrote the song “The Middle of Nowhere” with Tony Joe White on his album “Rain Crow.”

(Artist) Website: https://www.theboxmasters.com/


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Tusk – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Lobby Doors: 7:00 PM
Seating:
7:00 PM
Runtime:
120 minutes, plus intermission
Premium seating is available.
Premium prices include a $20 donation to the Theatre.
Merchandise
will be available for purchase.
The Vaudeville Bar will open and begin serving at 7:00 PM.
The prices shown above do not include any ticketing or service fees.


Tusk – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute:
Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none.

No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection! With note for note renditions, no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to TUSK.

Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.


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Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot

Doors: 7:00 PM
Runtime:
90min, plus intermission
(Artist) Website: Big Shot Tribute Band
Suitable for All Ages
Premium seating is available.
Premium prices include a $20 donation to the Theatre.
Merchandise
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Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot Bio:

Front man Mike DelGuidice, living a dream. After 18 years of playing Billy Joel’s music in his band Big Shot, Mike DelGuidice now lives a dream come true. In October of 2013, Billy Joel heard Mike sing, then hired Mike on the spot to join his band full time. And now you can see Mike on tour with Billy Joel all over the US & world in major arenas and stadiums including ever month at the iconic Madison Square Garden. On Billy Joel’s recent SiriusXM Channel you can hear Billy talking about Mike and how much he sounds just like him – “That’s me…I know my voice…That’s a tape…but it was this guy…Mike DelGuidice.” – Billy Joel, Go Here to listen.

Mike is the only musician on the planet, and probably the history of music for this type of situation, where the front guy of the band is actually in the band of the artist his band covers. It is the epitome of the Cinderella Story (in his case, Cinderfella).

Mike is also a well-known Long Island Musician/ Singer/Songwriter and has released 2 of his own original CDs.

Mike and his extraordinary band BIG SHOT, which include other current long time legendary members of Billy Joel’s touring band, Tommy Byrnes, guitar and Chuck Burgi, drums are well known and respected for providing a show of Billy Joel’s song book packed with hit after chart-topping hit, (and some album cuts for the die hard Billy Joel fan) in a high energy, interactive stage performance. On any given night they will also astonish you with renditions of songs by Elton John, McCartney, Beatles, Journey, and others.

A brilliant vocalist and master of several instruments, including bass guitar, Rhythm guitar, piano and drums, he is also the author of two albums, “My Street” and “Miller Place”.

The other members of the band, John Scarpulla, Carmine Giglio, and Nick Dimichino also have impressive resumes, working, recording and touring with Hall & Oats, Michael Bolton, Diana Ross, LeAnn Rimes, Nine Days, Huey Lewis, Tower of Power, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, bunch of Broadway shows including Billy Joel’s ‘Movin Out’ and a lot more.

FOLLOW: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot on Social Media www.michaeldelguidice.com Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/billyjoeltribute/ Twitter – @MikeDelguidice1 Instagram – @billyjoelbandmembermikedel


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