Cottondale Swamp is spending this summer recording our upcoming album, “Greetings From Cottondale Swamp”. But, we are playing some shows and trying out new songs on an unsuspecting audience. On July 6th we played unannounced concert at the Seaside Inn in Port Richey, Florida along the banks of the Pithlachascotee River. We played a bunch of songs for the first time – Lou’s Tattoos, I’m Rollin’, Please Tell Me, and Tampa to Tupelo. The excitement is building for the release of the next record!
We have some upcoming shows that you should know about. On July 14th we are playing the WMNF’s 2018 Americana Fest. This show will probably sell out, so get your tickets now.
July, 28th we return to our new favorite hang-out, The Neptune Lounge in downtown Tarpon Springs, FL. The Neptune lounge was built in 1905 and has always been a watering hole of the same name. It was even featured in the movie Beneath the 12 Mile Reef, starring Robert Wagner. You feel the old Florida vibe as soon as you walk through the heavy wooden doors. What is making this show extra special? Elvis is opening the show! As many of you know, Cottondale Swamp is fronted by Kenny Grube. Kenny’s is one of the top Elvis Presley tribute artists in Florida. Many of the folks who come to Cottondale Swamp shows have never seen Kenny do his Elvis thing. On Saturday, July 28th Elvis opens the show backed by Cottondale Swamp. If you go to one show this month, this is the one not to be missed.
We have a couple top-secret announcements, that by law we are forbidden to talk about. But, we can give hints. We are opening for a big time national artist next month at a big music venue… as soon as we sign the contract we will make the announcement. And we just picked up a big festival in Pinellas County. We can’t announce that one until August, 1st…. Stay Tuned!