Monday, July 07, 2008

Chris McCaa, aka Prof Porkchop, at Fairfield Studios for concert and CD release party Sun, July 13, 7 pm

At the age of nine, Shreveport native Chris McCaa attended a performance by legendary jazz pianist/composer Dave Brubeck - and the rest is history, says McCaa.

Now performing as Professor Porkchop, McCaa is an accomplished keyboardist/composer, one heavily influenced by the music of New Orleans and the blues scenes of Austin and Memphis..

McCaa has been part of some of the region’s most popular bands, such as A Train, The Red Hots and MTV award-winning group, The Insatiables.

He has opened for such artists as B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ko Ko Taylor, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughn, Keb Mo , Asleep at the Wheel and the late Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Bo Diddley.

With his band, Professor Porkchop and The Dirty Dishes (Jason Coffield, guitar/sax; John Compton, bass; and Curt Watson, drums), McCaa has cut a new CD, “Grits and Graveyards”. It contains all original compositions and finds McCaa evoking a “Randy Newman meets Dr. John” vibe.

Sun, July 13, 7 pm

Here's Porkchop on YouTube, singing 'bout Shreveport.

1 comment:

trudeau said...

Pardon me for not saying that McCaa has one of the sharpest bands in town. Curt Watson is super solid, John Compton has some of the city's deepest musical pockets and Jason Coffield will blow - you - away.