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Steve Perry Of Cherry Poppin' Daddies Talks Frank Zappa And More
Cherry Poppin' Daddies gelled in our collective hearts and minds (and lower regions) during the mid-'90s swing-jazz revival, when the Eugene, Ore.-based group scored a huge hit with "Zoot Suit Riot." Since then, however, they've been anything but predictable, throwing out the swing-thing in favor of ska, soul, psychedelic rock, world music, rockabilly stomp, even country. Through the years, the band's one constant has been frontman Steve Perry, a Captain Beefheart fanatic with a punk-rock worldview who recently shepherded the Daddies through their most ambitious project to date, a double-album called "White Teeth, Black Thoughts," released last summer. This week, This Perry and company will play two Connecticut shows, first on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne in Fairfield and again at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Sunday, Jan. 12.
By MICHAEL HAMAD, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 6, 2014