Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to , he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. 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. They were a threat to society.
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At age thirteen Horowitz began playing drums ; shortly thereafter, he began listening to the music of the Rolling Stones and started playing guitar. Although he grew up in the s, Horowitz was influenced by artists of the s, including Jimi Hendrix and Cream , among others. In his early twenties, although he mainly played blues music, he also worked as backing for punk rock poet Richard Hell.