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New live album "Live at G. Bluey’s Juke Joint NYC" has been released

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Popa Chubby and the Beast Band bring heavy blues rock on a new live double CD set


Gulf Coast Records announces September 8 release date for Live at G. Bluey’s Juke Joint NYC, the label debut live double-CD set from New York City-based blues guitar slinger Popa Chubby’s (aka “The Beast from the East”). The album’s first single, “Motorcycle Mama,” and its accompanying video will be available on July 21, as will the album’s digital pre-order.

The new album was recorded at G. Bluey’s Juke Joint in Long Island City, New York, on October 24 and 25, 2022, and features Popa Chubby (guitar and vocals), backed by his all-star “Beast Band,” which consists of Mike Merritt - bass (Conan O’Brien, Billy Gibbons); Mike Dimeo - keyboards (Johnny Winter, Tommy James); and Stefano Giudici - drums.

“This record is a reunion in a lot of ways,” stated Popa Chubby. “Rejoining with my long-time ally and bassist extraordinaire Mike Merritt and recording in my old Manny’s Car Wash engineer Glen Forrest’s studio. The icing on the cake was Mike Dimeo on keys. Add the Centurion Stefano Giudici on drums and you’ve got some heavy blues rock! It’s a live best of for the ages!”


Popa's featured in Guitarist Magazine and on the cover

"Les nouvelles baffes blues-rock de la bête de Brooklyn." New issue of Guitarist Magazine FR has Popa on the cover and a big feature inside 


Rolling Stone FR gives raves for A Mighty Hard Road! 

"Voix massive, riffs imposant, rhythmes ravageur." It's a Mighty Hard Road is keeps on racking up the accolades


Rolling Stone FR loves Two Dogs! See the review

French Rolling Stone's new, rave review says that Popa's epic, excellent new album is "La discothèque idéale de Popa Chubby."


Popa's on the cover of the Rolling Stone FR! 

Popa is featured in the March issue of French Rolling Stone and his name is on the cover! Check it out right here


Booking Agency

Intrepid Artists Int’l (704) 358-4777


Record Companies

PCP (Popa Chubby Productions) Records, North America

DixieFrog Records, Europe & Japan


Frank Roszak

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