Over a 25-plus year period, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies have made it their mission to veer from genre to genre across the musical map, tempered and informed by an adherence to an older tradition grounded in Tin Pan Alley, Swing music, and the great American songbook. Powered by a prominent horn section, the evening features a musical journey through the band’s lengthy discography, from 1990’s Preciously Stoned to 1997’s Zoot Suit Riot to 2014’s Please Return The Evening, a salute to the music of the Rat Pack.
Cherry Poppin' Daddies has always prided itself on its craft and musicianship, superior skills that have allowed them to excel in whatever format they choose to tackle. While the “rebellious” image is indeed well deserved, the band’s ability to bend the boundaries has been simultaneously tempered and informed by an adherence to an older tradition.
According to the band's longtime leader, singer/songwriter Steve Perry, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies’ mantra has remained the same – "the obstacle is the path” – that is, to pursue unexpected and difficult avenues that challenge both themselves as artists and modern sensibilities, while at the same time adhering to standards and erstwhile traditions of American popular song.