At the age of nine, Shreveport native Chris McCaa attended a performance of the Shreveport Symphony with guests jazz pianist/composer Dave Brubeck and Jerry Mulligan with their band. It was at that moment McCaa knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
McCaa – now performing as Professor Porkchop – is an accomplished and acclaimed keyboardist/composer in his own right, heavily influenced by the music of New Orleans and the blues scenes of Austin and Memphis.
These days, with his band Professor Porkchop and The Dirty Dishes (Jason Coffield, guitar, sax, vocals; Shawn Stroope, bass; and Danielle Dyer, drums), McCaa is a popular fixture on the regional music scene and continues to branch out to wider and larger markets following the release of his CD, “Grits and Graveyards.” Chop’s new CD contains eight original compositions and finds the Professor channeling his many influences, at times evoking a “Randy Newman meets Dr. John” vibe appropriate given his Louisiana roots.
Professor Porkchop is a Louisiana treasure. Now with airplay in the United States and Europe, ranking on the SiriusXM Bluesville weekly charts, and a successful run at Epcot Center Disney, he and the Dirty Dishes are breaking out far beyond the confines of one country’s borders.
An event with Professor Porkchop and the Dirty Dishes is not one you’ll soon forget.
Get a sample here: https://open.spotify.com/album/06S1eRYCuOs5hEataDj9Iv
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