The Dorothy Pax


Honey Bee Blues Club Presents: Swampcandy

  • Date: 2019-06-02
  • Time: 16:00
  • Location: The Dorothy Pax
  • Venue: Honey Bee Blues Club Presents: Swampcandy


Swampcandy is a two-man madhouse from Maryland that blend rifle-fast picking with percussive bass for a wild ride of a set. The duo dials in on a sound that evolves past the primitive blues roots that their music is clearly steeped in, favoring experimentation and a penchant for getting loud and heavy that put their unique stamp on the usually toned-down style of the genre. Their experimental approach delighted in unraveling songs in peculiar and often playful ways, showcasing the complex talent of the artists. Supported by the beautiful voice of their friend from England, the band’s sound softened nicely to give a breather from crazed ravings that peppered most of their set. Featuring a tongue-in-cheek attitude and a set that always seemed on the brink of coming off the rails (in the best way possible), Swampcandy is the perfect music for stomping feet and knocking back whiskey. What else could you ask for?”
— Miranda Hontz, DC Music Download April 27th, 2016

“Following fast on from a rapid run of dates around North Wales, Swampcandy, Ruben Dobbs and Joey Mitchell, found their way to our area. The 15th led to The Gardeners Arms, and a pleasant warm spring evening in the grounds of this Droitwich pub. The welcome was just as warm from the customers and music lovers filling the garden area. Swampcandy’s self penned Mississippi Delta Blues filled the air, Joey attacking his double bass with fingers, slaps and bow, as Ruben delivered his raw vocals over the resonator guitar. The audience applauded enthusiastically.”

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