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Swamp Cabbage / Press

“26. Swamp Cabbage Drum Roll Please (06/26/12) ”

"Swamp Cabbage is one of the most promising acts to perform at this year’s fifth annual festival"

David Burger - The Salt Lake Tribune

“What happened at Arcosanti was a truly electric set, and not just because the instruments were plugged-in. From the very first notes, it was hard for most of the audience to sit still, and by the concert’s end a conga-line of a quarter of the crowd had made its way onstage to dance. All in all, a fantastic evening at Arcosanti on the high desert.”

Jeff Stein - Today!

“8.Swamp Cabbage Squeal ”

“Squeal if you loves them country blues! Sooooouuueeeeee! That outburst was inspired more by the cover of this week's featured album than by the music within. Squeal (Zoho), the new (and second) record from Swamp Cabbage is way more sophisticated than a pig call. More like a pig playing a snare drum. Actually, a couple of pigs singing, song-writing and playing guitar, bass and drums (with a little bit of organ). Squeal is an eclectic ride through Dixie, replete with all of the thick and sweaty sounds you’d expect from a group named Swamp Cabbage. It’s also another fine addition to the Zoho record catalog, in my estimation one of the most overlooked labels around. And check out Swamp Cabbage’s website here, one of the more interesting that I’ve come across in a while. While you’re here don’t forget to listen to today’s cuts, a set we start with Jesus Tone, followed by Necktie Man, and finally, New Voodoo Boogaloo. ”

“ Swamp Cabbage with their latest CD Squeal. This USA band mixes blues, gospel, jazz and rock in a solid and tasty blend. Even some soul and ragtime can be spotted in the rich sound of this trio. Three strong musicians in ten original songs. I love the lead vocals by Walter Park, who has a kind of Waits-vocal-approach. But also the well arranged and played guitars, bass and drums should be mentioned. A strong album with a good vibe and ditto music. Their webpage is great too, Go there!”

“Rootsy, southern-fried blues doesn't come much more boggy than Swamp Cabbage. Guitarist-vocalist Walter Parks sings in a scratchy mewl, like the voice ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons uses in songs like "La Grange," or like Wammo of the Asylum Street Spankers. Matt Lindley's tuba-like bass sounds, Jagoda's drums, and Parks's electric guitar get downright elemental, with the predominant element being earth.”

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