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Papa Crawdaddy And The Bronx Mafia

Blues/Southern & Classic Rock/Americana/Reggae
Location: New Port Richey, FL

Papa CrawDaddy is a Badass Blues Band that plays 5 different genres.

These Artists have a background of 25 plus years of experience in playing and performing before live audiences nationwide. They come from various heritages of musical styles and have settled on the basics of Blues and R&B as a soulful mix of their tasteful sound​.

In 2014, the band's very first year in Florida, they opened for the renowned George Thorogood at Ruth Eckert Hall, The Sean Chambers Band, Ellie Lee, and The Blues Fury.

Once you hear the infectious stylings of these gentlemen, you cross over to a new realm of listening pleasure. They strike up a very personal relationship with the audience and make it clear from the beginning of the performance that they are there to entertain!

In doing so, they round out the material they play with dancable songs and memorable melodies to futher enhance what the audience will take with them long after the show has ended. 

Band Members

  • Peter "PAPA POPALO": Lead Vocals, Percussion/Drums, Harp, Keyboard
  • Bill "THE $ENATOR" Schmidle: Lead Guitar ,Vocals, Bass, Keyboard
  • Marty "MARTY" Lindemann: Saxophone, Harp, Drums
  • Pat "DUDE": Lead Guitar, Bass
  • Andrew Baraban: Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Mike "JUNIOR": Part-Time Percussion, Roadie/Media-Webmaster

We are available as a 5 piece, 4, 3, 2, or even solo - covering all budgets!
So, please > CONTACT US < for booking availability, and/or further inquiries.

Looking forward to jamming with you!