A multi-instrumentalist, Chubby also plays drums and bass on "The Catfish."The album also features an appreciation of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery ("Wes Is More") and an excellent reggae-blues cover of the Everly Brothers hit, "Bye Bye Love.""It's such a great song," Chubby said."I was playing a gig and broke into ‘Bye Bye Love’ and decided from there to record it. It's all about putting together pieces of a puzzle."There are also great straight blues tracks on "The Catfish," including the smooth "Cry Till It's a Dull Ache," the raucous "Dirty Diesel" and the wailing "Blues for Charlie."The last is a remembrance of the victims of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack, in which terrorists killed 12 people in the Paris office of the satirical weekly news magazine.She said that one child stuffed so many into their mouth that the marshmallows "emulsified" and the child choked to death.I have played such a game as an adult at baby showers and in my experience the marshmallows disolved and didn't clump together. I was wondering if you have anything in your files or if you have heard of any such thing."You can get sidetracked by things in life sometimes while trying to make an album, and that never works out well.But I was in a really good head space, and it was a process of self-exploration and discovery."Chubby's penchant for melding diverse musical styles with his blues is evident from album opener "Going Downtown See My Old Gal Sue," a funk-infused blues strut.
12 in Teaneck, is supporting his new disc, "The Catfish," which was released in December."It was an exciting album to make," he said.
Chubby played his first gig with his own blues band in 1990 and has been a mainstay on the New Jersey and Manhattan club circuit ever since.
He has released nearly 20 albums, including the recent double-disc live effort "Big, Bad and Beautiful," a good starting point for the uninitiated.
This apparently happened in or around Austin, Texas.
Actual occurrences can sometimes take on folkloric lives of their own, making the shift from news stories to cautionary tales through emotional responses to elements of those events.