After over 2 years in the making, I have finally completed the pilot episode of Popp Over America! I am now seeking sponsors, producers, and people that can host me on the tour which begins May 15, 2017. I will be traveling for approximately 3 months.
My dream would be to get to do Popp Over America as a job! What would be better than driving around the country, meeting people, and playing guitar? Ideally I would love to get a TV station or Web channel to chase me around with cameras and handle the production end. But even without being picked up for production, I am going. I have time off from my job to ride until the end of August but I would prefer to go forever.
If you would like to be a host please contact me! I need a place to sleep (bed,tent, floor with an airbed, couch, etc.) and a meal (home cooked is fine). In exchange for your hospitality, I will play a concert for you. It could be a house concert, backyard party, your favorite pub, hospital, your job, just about any place. I need places to stay in all of the 48 contiguous states.
If you are unable to host but would like to contribute to my journey, I have set up a Gofundme if you would like to contribute.
Future Episodes won’t be as historically personal as the pilot. I’m looking forward to meeting all types of people from all walks of life, and finding out what makes the folks of America tick.
Popp Over America is an episodic TV show/web series currently in development by New York City musician and motorcyclist, Joe Popp.
The show will follow Popp on a 3-month non-stop tour through the 48 contiguous United States as a singer-songwriter on a motorcycle. Joe will be plugged in with cameras and microphones to absorb local culture on the adventurous roads of America. Man. Bike. Guitar.
former punk rocker, Joe Popp will perform solo acoustic concerts, write site-specific music, and give viewers a taste of the sweet, gritty side of America. Visuals for the show will have an unvarnished, uncut, unrehearsed, in-the-moment quality in keeping with Joe’s D.I.Y. creative ethos.
The show will be a rich combination of travel, food, music, culture, and philosophical exploration much in the vein of the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.