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!

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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!


"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.

Tickets On Sale Now! Cottondale Swamp - Album Release Party 

This party takes place at best little concert venue in the ole' burg' - The Hideaway Cafe, "St. Pete's Original Listening Room".

Admission is $10 and the first 100 guests get a copy of "Leave Me On The Suwannee", Cottondale Swamp's new album!!

Doors open at 6 PM, and music starts at 8 PM.

Click Here for Tickets!

Friends, there is a  lot of interest in this event, I strongly encourage you to buy your tickets ahead of time. It would be a drag to show up and not be able to get in.

The Hideaway Cafe is a very special place. Couches, dim lighting, great food (not bar food), a very nice selection of wines by the glass, craft beer... hipster, cool and very comfortable.


Behind the scenes in the music business 101 - How would you describe Cottondale Swamp?  

As Cottondale Swamp gets closer to our Album Release date of November 19th, 2016, we want to make sure we do things right! Damn, we are so excited about this record!!

One of the most important things a band needs to do is to accurately identify their genre and sub-genre. Who do we sound like?

Who does Cottondale Swamp sound like to you? Many bands and artists do not accurately know their genre and sub-genre... "Dude, we sound like The Red Hot Chili Peppers!"! But, everyone else thinks they sound like The Grateful Dead.

How would you describe Cottondale Swamp? The music player at the bottom of the page is playing 3 songs from the upcoming album. Take a listen and let us know who we sound like, or kinda like, or remind you of. We know our sound is unique and super awesome, but how would you describe us to someone who never heard Cottondale Swamp before? Better yet, comment with 3 bands that are kinda sorta like Cottondale Swamp.

Send your responses to or use the comment section on the blog.


Cottondale Swamp's new album being released on Sunshine Drenchy Records! 

Cottondale Swamp is proud to join the Sunshine Drenchy Record label! Our new album is being released on this cool boutique record label out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Our album will be the 13th record Sunshine Drenchy has released. So, we are lucky number 13, which is pretty bad-ass! Other great bands on this label include: The Ditchflowers, Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes, Steve Connelly & The Lesser Gods, Ed Woltil and the Loaded Question, and Steve Robinson.

November 19th - Album Release Party - The Hideaway Cafe 

Cottondale Swamp - Album Release Party @ The Hideaway Cafe - St. Pete's original listening room!

Kenny, Chaz, Dan and Michael would like to invite you to join us for this very special day in Cottondale Swamp history.

All attendees get a free copy of the new Cottondale Swamp CD "Leave Me On The Suwannee"

Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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