Swamp Cabbage extracts as much music as possible from the quintessential rock and roll format – a guitar, bass and drum trio. The songs are built around gnarly unique southern- rock sounding riffs yet the rhythms derive from blues, soul and funk. The verses, choruses and bridges are threaded together by jazz and classical harmonic concepts that employ Parks’ musical training in those genres. In contrast the lyrics of the tunes are far less serious. Listen closely and take a satirical travelogue through Parks’ colorful northeast Florida upbringing replete with tales of door-to-door evangelism and living off the grid. In concert, Parks, a storyteller of sorts, challenges himself to spin comedic falsehoods of preparation for songs that follow. Every show is unique.
Juke Joint Crawl
Sounds Like: The Black Keys, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, The Meteors, JJ Grey & Mofro
Manager: Grassy Hill Entertainment, Grassy Hill Entertainment
Bio: Swamp Cabbage is the stewed heart of a Florida Sabal palm tree. Chosen as a band name to remind listeners of it’s Northeast Florida well source of inspiration, Swamp Cabbage presents one of the most unique trios on the trail today. Walter Parks (longtime sideman to Woodstock legend Richie Havens)...See Full Bio