Cottondale Swamp (from the album Leave Me on the Suwanee)
Cottondale Swamp play a brand of Garage Band Country for the Southern-tinged Americana on Leave Me on the Suwanee, the recent release from the Weeki Wachee, Florida-based band. Cottondale Swamp pull the curtain back to show a side of the Sunshine State that is hidden in the shadows. The character that ramble through the stories on Leave me on the Suwanee are found on back roads, in small towns and the seedy underbelly of Florida as the songs of Cottondale Swamp celebrate the people, places and uniqueness of the southernmost state. The musical backing for the tracks leads through Country (“High Horse”), Rock’n’Roll (“Feral Man”), Southern Rock (“We Always Deliver”), swampy Blues (“Ole’ Beelzebub”), and surf/spy/sci-fi rumbles (“Tighten Up”).
Frontman Kenny Grube honed his stage chops logging in road miles over ten-plus year of gigs as an Elvis impersonator, playing close to two hundred shows a year. His time on the southern circuit of honky tonks and bars created a mighty presence as he lets his vocals rise above the gale force playing to lay claim as the “Swamp King Troubadour”. Cottondale Swamp rattle and roll through Leave Me on the Suwanee as the title track heeds the call of the South while “Land Rich, Money Poor” draws a line as it spits out ‘tired of being my banker’s whore’. The band amble down to New Orleans as a “Temporary Boarder” and promise a good time as they knock back mind-alerting liquor in “Absinthe Minded”.