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Poppa John "Bug"

Poppa John "Bug"

Blues / Blues Fusion / Neo-Soul Long Branch, NJ  US
Tell Me What You Want From Me
Tell Me What You Want From Me
Queen of Paranoia
Queen of Paranoia


Jersey Soundtrack -Poppa John Bug- High Flying Bird.mov


  • 2014

    Sep 13

    Long Branch, NJ, US | 11:00am

    It's the 39th Annual "New Jersey Friends Of Clearwater Festival" from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on the Jersey Shore in Long Branch, NJ. I'll be performing "In The Round" with Cynthia Summers and "others" (TBA) on the "Circle Of Song" stage from 3 - 4 pm. This year's theme is "What Would Pete Do?" in honor of Clearwater founder Pete Seeger (1919 - 2014). So come on down, up, or over to Long Branch, NJ and join us for an enjoyable day of food, folks, and FUN for Pete's sake!

  • 2013

    Nov 6

    Red Bank, NJ, US | 7:00pm

    The Downtown All-Stars of Red Bank LLC will hold a CD Release Party for our first charity album, "Bright Lights on Broad Street." The net proceeds of sales and downloads will benefit "Little Kids Rock", a national non-profit organization that provides free instruments and curriculum designed to foster the skills kids need to lead creative, purposeful lives. THE DOWNTOWN WILL OFFER DRINK SPECIALS FOR THE EVENT: $2 off Draft Beer $5 Glass of House Wine $5 Mixed Drinks (well) $7 Martini (well) for more information or to DONATE visit: www.redbankallstars.com The $10 cover charge at the door not only gets you a copy of the CD at over 28% off list price, but provides admission to see some of the hottest artists in the exciting Red Bank Music Scene on stage performing songs they've donated to this project, and much, much more! Come be a part of this MUST-SEE special event! FEATURED ARTISTS: Pepperwine Xol Azul Woodfish The Moroccan Sheepherders Special guest - Herbi Freeman Poppa John Bug and the Jam Band VyntEdge "The Downtown All-Stars of Red Bank LLC is a collective of local musicians and performing artists bound together to raise both funds and awareness for charities and worthy causes using the immeasurable power of music." Our motto: “We lift our voices to lift others.”

  • 2013

    Apr 28

    Rumson, NJ, US | 1:00pm

    Ill be playing with members of the circle of song at the Benefit for NJ Friends of Clearwater

  • 2012

    Dec 15

    Belmar, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    Come up stairs to the Music Room at Giamanos and enjoy the "Blues Fusion" sound of Poppa John "Bug" and the Jam Band featuring Mr. Gary Wright Herbi Freeman!!

  • 2012

    Jul 27

    Bradley Beach, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    Apearing Poppa John Jam Band


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Sounds Like: Richie Havens, The Neville Brothers

Label: Indie

Manager: Shadowland Music Prod.

Bio: BIO:
"Poppa John Bug" has played Electric Bass professionally since 1973 when he interviewed with Richie Havens at the Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Richie had just introduced a new Gospel Rock group called Fresh Flavor on The Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson and wanted to add a rhy...See Full Bio

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EP Goodbye Party
Jul 20, 2012

Now it's time to move on and get into the studio again SHOREFIRE!! So our "EP Go... [more]


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