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Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark / Press

“. "One More Mile to Go" sets the tone, with a weathered voice, and a damn fine great rocking groove. The jazzy approach to "Do Unto Others" is a danceable song with excellent vocal support from guest Nadine Rae. Kenny Sparks plays quiet bluesy guitar lines with excellent driving bass from Charles Adkins. The harmonica solo that Anthony plays makes you snap your fingers. "Swamp Dog Shuffle" could not have a better name. The band pushes themselves to exceptional musical heights. "Hoochie Coochie Man" closes the album and was a fitting tribute to Muddy Waters. So an excellent album, no bells or whistles, in an atmosphere like you would want to experience it live. Authentic, and rich. Anthony "Swamp Dog" and "Blues Allstars" definitely deserve your attention! Review by Freddy Celis www.Rootstime/be ”

“Leading track “One More Mile To Go” with its rocking groove gets things off to the right start with Clark’s nicotine-inflected vocals and leading harp lines. Taking on the role of a producer was a good move for Anthony. Rather than let these tunes be marred by over-production and unnecessary bells and whistle effects, he was able to create a live atmosphere as if this band was playing a blues jam on a Wednesday night. Raw truly sticks to a blueprint of authentic blues and certainly serves the purpose of making you catch boogie fever. ”

“Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark, blues entertainer, took the roof off the Chef Mac Restaurant last week on Harford Road with the “Down Home Blues. ”The music, man-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n! The music was out-of-sight. One of my favorite blues artist, Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark, performed with his band. He carried a black case full of harmonicas of all shapes, sizes and sounds and he was qualified to play them all. His backup musicians were very gifted and talented in their own right. My favorite tunes they played were “Down Home Blues” and “Black Drawers.” Rosa Pryor Baltimore Afro Newspaper ”

“Clark has formed a blues band that is taking the Washington, DC Blues scene by storm, and forging his way to international recognition with his blues/funk blend. In a little over a year. Clark and The Blues Allstars have made a name as one of the tightest blues bands in the region. Michael Yoder Fly Magazine ”

“ On My visit to Chef Mac's, “Swamp Dog” was taking it to the rooftops. And his audience was not sitting down, even those who could not stand up, found ways of doing the lap dance, without a lap dancer. Continue reading on Examiner.com: THE BLUE(S) DOGS ARE CHEERING - Baltimore budget events | Examiner.com”

“Anthony Clark has earned his nickname playing a type of blues that lays the funk on thick and dirty. This past Mardi Gras, Swamp Dog and company had the whole room moving and we can't wait for them to bring the party again. ”

Eaghmon Banks Manager Bayou DC - Fan

“If you have not seen Swampdog and his band, you need to. They are a bad-ass funky blues band!!!”

JP Reali - Fan

“Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark and The Blues Allstars (DC Blues Society) advanced to the semi-finals at the IBC, testimony to the quality of musicianship which exists in this region. Lucky we are to have such talent throughout the club scene in this area.”

“Tony, "Raw" is great CD compilation...congratulations! You and the band gave a super performance last night at the Roosevelt Tavern, enjoyed by all and also good luck in Memphis! |BC" ”

Barry Carr - Fan

“My favorite band.”

Corey Wagner - Manager Roosevelt Tavern

“Hey Swamp!! Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you that your Bangkok blues show Friday Night was blazing. You are one of the best Harp players out there...period. The band was awesome. Ken Sparks always brings his "A" game to every song... Thanks for keeping the Harp Blues Alive!!!LWL ”

“I'm from Louisiana and I never thought I'd hear real blues--good blues--in DC. Y'all are all amazing musicians; I'll definitely be coming out to hear you again...”

"Was great to have you here at BB. You and your band were Awesome! Thank you very much. I think we all had alot of fun."

Bangkok Blues Darrell (Owner) - Club Owner

"Swamp Dog and His Blues All-Stars are an instant hit with every crowd. They deliver a down home funky style of blues that keeps everyone jumping all night long. Whether a club gig, corporate event, festival, or private party, Swamp Dog & The Blues All-Stars can deliver the goods!"

Old Bowie Town Grille Bob Thompson - Club Owner
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