Influenced by many artists and genres from Philadelphia’s diverse music scene, David Coppa’s music could be considered Post Modern Blues. He has played alongside Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Ronnie Earl, Marcia Ball, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Sonny Rhodes, Luther Guitar Junior Johnson, Bo Diddly and Lonnie Shields to name a few. This singer, songwriter and gutty guitarist has learned to take chances, and serve up a mix of musical flavors from Albert Collins to Chuck Berry to Jimmy Hendrix.
Scrapple has been seasoned with a rhythm section that has featured Pat Coppa on Bass and a plethora of proven percussionists on the pot & pans and newcomer Phil Cialini is currently in the kitchen. Coppa's own songs range from the fast paced, rockin’ “Boogie All Night” from his first CD,“Storm” to their anthem like, instrumental, “ Slow” from “make a change” and more traditional shuffles like “Mine All Mine”.
David Coppa & Scrapple have played Blues festivals from coast to coast and continue to play more intimate venues featuring his original music. His latest CD, is a live one with the late, Bluesman, James “Thunderbird” Ford. The CD, “Live N’ Long” captured their musical partnership over the years with some old classics and some of Ford’s compilations with Darryl Ray from Chubby Checker’s band and Tommy Conwell & The Little Kings on Sax.