Sat Jan 4, 2014
8pm Popa Chubby
Although Popa Chubby grew up in the 1970s, he took his cue from artists of the '60s, including Sly &the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton, among others.
He won the New Artist of the Year award and opened at the Long Beach Blues Festival in 1992. Chubby played more than 200 club dates a year through the '90s.
The year 2011 found him moving to the Provogue label for the album Back to New York City. Universal Breakdown Blues followed in 2013 and featured Chubby's cover version of "Over the Rainbow" as its centerpiece.
7pm Opener - Dylan Doyle Band
Dylan Doyle is creating a stir in the Hudson Valley music community. Born in the south to Yankee parents, he has been steeped in Robert Johnson, Townes Van Zandt, Lightin Hopkins, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Hendrix. Dylan'sunique interpretation lies somewhere within the delta of rock, rockabilly, and the blues. He was chosen to be part of the line-up at the 2013 King Biscuit Blues festival, one of the biggest blues festivals in the country and has been touring nationally since the age of 15. His mentor, Rob Stoner, Bob Dylan's former band leader and bassist on Don McLean's "American Pie", says Dylan is the most prodigious guitarist he has taught in his almost 50 years of teaching music. The band has just returned from a Southern Tour highlighted by an appearance at Neil’s Music Room, Memphis! Featuring Sam Allen/drums and John Pazzulo/bass.
"Dylan is the best young musician I've heard in a longtime." - Chris O'Leary/The Chris O'Leary Band "Dylan sounds like a white Jimi Hendrix." - Ben Cauley (surviving member of the Otis Redding Band's plane crash)