Cherry Poppin’ Daddies teams with Gibson Guitar to release “Zoot Suit” Guitar

Music News | Sep 18th, 2009

Eugene, Oregon’s genre-bending, multi-platinum-selling Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ leader Steve Perry has teamed up with Gibson Guitars on a new release from world-renowned Gibson USA: the Gibson Zoot Suit SG model guitar. The guitar has made quite a colorful statement to guitarists and music-fans alike with its unique and radical appearance and underlying theme song, the band’s hit “Zoot Suit Riot” . Perry plans to perform with his brand new guitar in front of skanking crowds everywhere while the band tours (tour dates below) in support their upcoming album releases, “Susquehanna” and “Skaboy JFK: the Skankin’ hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies,” both due in stores on September 29, 2009.

Because the word “Zoot” is jazz slang meaning extravagant style, the guitar features unique coloration achieved by dyed pieces of wood as opposed to paint. The guitar also includes a multicolored neck and is available in five colorful combinations: Rainbow, Black and Red, Black and White, Black and Natural, and Red and Blue. This guitar is one of 2009’s most standout and exciting guitars and is being produced in limited quantity. Visit Gibson’s website at or to see the guitar and for instrument specifications.

The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, who celebrate their 20th year in the music business, will be inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame at the ceremony being held on October 17, 2009, at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR. The OMHOF ( is a non-profit organization that was created to help preserve Oregon’s unique musical heritage, focusing on paying tribute to the legacy of exceptional Oregon musicians of the past, promoting promising new Oregon musicians of today, and to enriching Oregon’s music education programs in order to train musicians of tomorrow.

The band’s forthcoming albums, “Susquehanna” and “Skaboy JFK,” will be released on Rock Ridge Music/Space Age Bachelor Pad Records. “Susquehanna,” which brings together the Daddies’ West Coast retro style and Latin influences (flamenco, greaser rock, swing, ska, glam, and soca), will finally receive its national release (as it was previously only available on the band’s website), while “Skaboy JFK” is a compilation of new ska tracks with older Cherry Poppin’ Daddies ska songs (some of which have been re-recorded) in a collection that comes off like a classic of the genre.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Tour Schedule:

9/25 – Chicago, IL – Kinetic Playground
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
11/14 – Woonsocket, RI – Stadium Theatre Performing Arts
11/15 – New York, NY – BB Kings Blues Club
11/16 – Washington, DC – Blues Alley Supper Club
11/19 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
11/20 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/21 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
12/31 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Amphitheatre

…more tour dates to come!

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies can be found online at: or Check out Steve’s photo and press information along with some colorful photos of the Zoot Suit guitar at


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