Swampcandy returns home after two European tours to play a very special night with special guest Dean Rosenthal's Two Piece Racket opening the show. Swampcandy is pig drinkin’, whiskey eatin’, foot clapping’, hand stompin’, American music. Fermented in primitive blues, pre war folk sounds, field hollers, gypsy jazz, and ragtime. Steeped in influences from Robert Johnson to Radiohead. Their sound is distilled in a boiler of mercurial energy that swirls with tempo changes and dynamic peaks and valleys, holding the ear and refusing to let go.This is a highly motivated band that plays over 200 gigs a year and packs an entertainment value that far exceeds the sum of their parts.

Swampcandy is a high energy American roots/delta blues influenced duo that sounds like a full band, but on this night they will be playing some of their songs as a 4 piece with Gina Cottey on vocals and Jason Zeckowski adding banjo and percussion. Joey Mitchell, as always, plays kick drum while beating, plucking, bowing and popping his upright bass and Ruben Dobbs plays percussive finger style steel resonator and acoustic guitars while crooning, wailing and moaning out the real blues with his unmistakable voice.

For fans of Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, Jack White, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, Delta blues, and music in general.

Dean Rosenthal's 2-Piece Racket

Dean Rosenthal is an American composer of contemporary and experimental music, field recordings, digital pastiche, sound collage, and installations; performer, writer on music, and theorist; his instrumental music has been described as "thorny" and "modernist" (The New Yorker). His works are performed, broadcast, choreographed, and installed internationally, primarily in North America and Europe at venues such as Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen, Spectrum, The Wulf, Brooklyn Museum, Electronic Music Foundation, Taipei Contemporary Arts Centre, Incubator Arts Project, La Scala de San Telmo, Symphony Space, at varied universities and art schools, and often outdoors, in situ, for Stones/Water/Time/Breath. His writings have been published in The Open Space Magazine, The Ear Reader, and other prominent contemporary publications. Most recently he has worked closely with Guggenheim Fellow David Parker's dance company The Bang Group, utilizing contemporary dance to express his instrumental music. Since 2012, he has made his home on Martha's Vineyard, where he composed his ongoing international performance piece Stones/Water/Time/Breath which in 2016 was given a 10 city, 3 country performance as part of the international Make Music Day festival, inaugurating an annual event.



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