Cherry Poppin Daddies
If the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies can’t get you dancing, then you better check your pulse. This eight-piece, multi-platinum band is not to be missed live. They are the darlings of swing, rockabilly, ska and big band fans alike. Eclecticism has been the mission of the CPD from the beginning. The band came together in the gray light of the late ‘80s pre-grunge dawn, when singer/principle songwriter Steve Perry - then chemistry major at the University of Oregon - proposed an experiment to fellow musician friends: what if a punk rock rhythm section joined forces with jazz-schooled horn players and a keyboardist? The beaker-busting result made a stellar EP, sold out local clubs, and soon drew comparisons to contemporaries like Fishbone, Faith No More, and Bad Brains. From that time onward, the Daddies have always produced a thrilling brand of music, whether it be ska, swing, big band or rock. Their 1998 album, “Zoot Suit Riot,” sold two million copies and went multi-platinum. They were nominated for MTV’s Best New Artists that year.
After experimenting with narrative storytelling through shifting genres on "Susquehanna" in 2007 (Latin Pop, Swing, Ska, Glitter Rock), the band felt the need to put out something straight forward and fun. Their most recent record, "Skaboy JFK", was released in September 2009 and reconnected with a Ska audience that is largely aware of the band as merely a swing band.
A new CPD album is set for release in January 2013, possibly by this show, and it would feature several guest musicians including Grammy Award-winning accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco and former Captain Beefheart guitarist Zoot Horn Rollo.
More info at: http://www.daddies.com/