Cottondale Swamp is a Florida Swamp Rock, Southern Americana, Outlaw Country Band from the swamps of Florida. Weeki Wachee, FL is our ground zero. Mermaid Shows and the Gulf of Mexico, it doesn't get anymore "Old Florida" than that. Original Florida swamp rock with authentic country sensibilities and a heart of rock 'n roll.  

Cottondale Swamp celebrates the back roads, small towns and the seedy underbelly of Florida. We write songs that celebrate the people, places and uniqueness of our southern most state.  

Cottondale Swamp is fronted by Kenny Grube who has been an Elvis Tribute artist for the last 10 years. Kenny is the real deal! His voice has an authentic southern drawl that expresses the years he has endured paying his dues on the B, C, and D circuits of the southern United States. He is backed by an equally experienced band of road warriors. All of whom have been plying their trade in the trenches and (at times) the pinnacles that come your way when you're a musician relentless in pursuing the dream.

Listen to our new album HERE!

Welcome

New Cottondale Swamps Shows! 

April 13th @ The New World Brewery / Tampa, FL

Brokenmold Entertainment Presents  - The Underhill Family Orchestra / Band of Sorrows / Cottondale Swamp

The Underhill Family Orchestra - A harmonious group of crazies from the Alabama Delta, The Underhill Family are known for their face paint-wearin', arm-swingin', foot-stomping', aggressively catchy take on southern pop and their spirited live performances. Moonlighting in cities across the us for the last 6 years, from Denver to Pittsburgh to Austin to Orlando, the Orchestra has crafted two albums (This Is... 2011 & Stories of Appalachia Proper 2014) documenting their unique sound and take on american music.
Band of Sorrows - Sounding like the result of a whiskey soaked tryst between Merle and Steve Earle, Band of Sorrows offers up songs about the Southern human condition.
Cottondale Swamp - Florida based Swamp Rock and Southern Americana band. Weeki Wachee, FL is our ground zero. Mermaid Shows and the Gulf of Mexico, it doesn't get anymore "Old Florida" than that. Cottondale Swamp celebrates the back roads, small towns and the seedy underbelly of Florida. We write songs that celebrate the people, places and uniqueness of our southern most state.


May 13th @ Hideaway Cafe and Recording Studio / St. Petersburg, FL

Cottondale Swamp
returns to the Hideaway Cafe for the 3rd time! The Hideaway, our favorite listening room in Florida... and Florida is a big state! This is the place to really experience the band and the music to the fullest. This room is so comfortable and the sound is so good. Plus, there is an intimacy the venue creates to make for a great show.

The Broken String Fling - What a pickin' party! 

We had an absolute blast at the Broken String Fling last Saturday night! A weekend of camping and pickin' with serious music lovers. This festival is getting bigger every year and there is a really cool community of music lovers and supporters connected with the Sertoma Youth Ranch.

Our set was scorching, if I do say so myself. We met lots of new friends and fans and we really look forward to playing the festival again next year! Big thanks to Bobbie Dusenberry for inviting Cottondale Swamp and for putting on this festival for the last 10 years.

We also shared the stage with our favorite Celtic band - Whiskey Dregs . Not only did they play an awesome set, they had a huge variety of Whiskey and Rye to share... oh, my aching head, but it was worth it!



 

February 11th - Cottondale Swamp Returns To The Hideaway Cafe 

The Hideaway Cafe is hands down the coolest and most comfortable place to experience live music in Tampa Bay. Cottondale Swamp loves the Hideaway Cafe! We will be bringing our big show to the Hideaway on February 11th. Kenny, Chaz, Dan, and Michael will be playing songs from their recent album "Leave Me On The Suwanne", plus the boys will be taking a deep dive into classic rock 'n roll, Americana, Honky-Tonk and Southern Rock. Click HERE for tickets.

Cottondale Swamp - All The News You Can Use - Gigs and Reviews 

Our album "Leave Me On The Suwannee" was reviewed by the Alternate Root Magazine. They had some nice things to say, but it is not exactly an in-depth expose'. Click on this LINK

Upcoming shows to put on your calendar:

On February 11th, Cottondale Swamp returns to the The Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg. This is a fantastic, intimate and great sounding room. It fills up fast, so we encourage tickets sales so you don't miss out. We are going to be debuting new material including new songs written by the band.
BTW - The food at The Hideaway Cafe is really good, it is not your regular bar fare. Click on this LINK for tickets.

February, 18 - Cottondale Swamp has been invited to play the Broken String Fling. This is a music festival that takes place February 17 - 19 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch. This m. usic festival is a camping weekend and is throughback to the 1960's. Let your freak flag fly!
Click this LINK for details.

On April 15th, Cottondale Swamp plays for the first time at Monti Magill's Irish Pub. We will be playing full 3 or 4 sets of nito-burning swamp rock and outlaw country.

We have a big show announcement coming soon! Stay tuned!

January 6th @ 2 PM - Live Music Showcase on WMNF Radio / 88.5 FM or on the Internet 

Cottondale Swamp is bringing their brand of swampy-tonk to live terrestrial radio! 88.5 FM / WMNF in Tampa.

Tune-in on January 6th, 2017 at 2 PM! We perform live in studio for an hour long show - Live Music Showcase.  The Live Music Showcase features performances by local and national musicians “live” in the WMNF studio. This is like performing in a live recording studio... everything is mic'd up and mixed for a great sounding show. The show is also filmed and streamed to Facebook later in the day.

If you are in the greater Tampa Bay area, just tune-in to 88.5 FM. If you are anywhere else is this great big world, you can listen live through the internet by clicking HERE

Thank You! The Album Release Party was a blast! 

We all had so much fun on Saturday night! We would like to thank all of our friends, family, fans new and old! Thank you all for coming out and celebrating with us! A special thanks to John Kelly and the Hideaway Cafe Staff for creating such an awesome place to make music! Thanks to Brian Merrill and Perry Bean for helping Cottondale Swamp become a band and make this record!

NEW ALBUM: PRESALE AVAILABLE NOW! 

"Leave Me On The Suwannee" is now available for download on our website! The CD album will ship November, 19th.

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2016
PRE SALE DATE: November 10, 2016

Cottondale Swamp is a Southern Americana, Outlaw Country, Honky-Tonkin', Rock 'n Roll Band from the swamps of Florida. Weeki Wachee, FL is our ground zero. Mermaid Shows and the Gulf of Mexico, it doesn't get anymore "Old Florida" than that. Original Florida swamp rock with authentic country sensibilities and a heart of rock 'n roll.
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WMNF presents The British Invasion 4: 1975-1979

Skipper's Smoke House, 910 Skipper Road , Tampa, FL 33613

Cottondale Swamp takes on Eric Clapton!

The British are coming, the British are coming… AGAIN!

The 60’s had ended but England’s audio assault on the states continued in the late 70s as progressive rock gave way to punk, glam and new wave. American bands started to challenge the Brits for chart dominance but the British bands came on strong to make some of the most exciting music of the late seventies.

To celebrate our surrender to the Brits—WMNF presents The British Invasion 4. 6 hours of the best songs of the British invasion. 16 bands, each are performing 3 songs by their favorite British Band from 1975 to 1979.

Doors 5pm, music 6pm to 11:30pm

Dunedin Wines the Blue

Downtown Dunedin, 420 Main Street, Dunedine, FL 34698

The Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association presents the 28th annual Dunedin Wines the Blues on Saturday, Nov. 10, 12:00 PM to 11:00 p.m., Main Street in downtown Dunedin. FREE SHOW. We are pleased to announce this year's stellar musical blues line up. Ally Venable Band, Cottondale Swamp, Trey Wanvig, Andy T Band featuring Alabama Mike, Erica DiCeglie, Joey Gilmore, Duffy Bishop, Big Kettle Drum, Rockin Jake, Bridget Kelly, Band Shaw Davis