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!
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!
Cottondale Swamp / Death, Love & Addiction
Two power-house bands. Modern classic rockers - Death, Love and Addiction, and Florida swamp rockers - Cottondale Swamp. Both bands play original music with authentic vibe and attitude. Together at the iconic beach club - The Daiquiri Shak on Mad Beach (Madeira Beach, FL).
Don Gates Band / Cottondale Swamp
Please Join Don and the Gang as they celebrate their 3rd release!! Special guests will be the one and only Cottondale Swamp!! This is an all ages show. Children 13 and under FREE. $10.00 cover Hooray's Grub Hub will be Grilling up plenty of food for purchase on the patio.
Neptune Lounge: Cottondale Swamp and Four Star Riot
Two great Tampa Bay Bands - Four Star Riot and Cottondale Swamp. Original Florida music that rocks hard, gets stuck in your head, and makes you move your feet. Florida Pop meets the Florida Swamp!
Us Too: The WMNF Tribute to the Us Festival
Back in 1982, Steve Wozniak of the Apple corporation, said, “I just wanted to throw a big party in the middle of nowhere.” 400,000 showed up San Bernandino, California to hear the eclectic music featuring new wave, heavy metal, country and rock. 35 years later, top Tampa Bay local bands and artists pay tribute to the 1982-83 US festivals. The 35th Anniversary Tribute is a two-night tribute extravaganza with local bands playing music from the US Festival sets.
Skippers Smokehouse Friday, May 25, 6pm to midnightJeremy Thomas – Jackson Browne Shawn Scheller and the Contenders – Men at Work Rich Whiteley Band – The Kinks The New Rulers – Tne English Beat Noah Broe Band – Grateful Dead Diary of An Ozzman – Ozzy Osbourne Barefoot Bob and the Hope – Jimmy Buffet Jct 27 – B52s Medusa – Triumph Cottondale Swamp – Hank Williams Jr Reality Asylum – Berlin My Only Hope – The Scorpions Talk To Mark – The Cars Panic Fire – Van Halen Joshua Reilly and the Corn Fed Locals – Waylon Jennings American Supermodel – Flock of Seagulls Love Songs for Junkies – The Ramones Actual Bank Robbers – Pat Benatar
Jannus Live Saturday, May 26Francesca Ani – Fleetwood Mac Death Love and Addiction – U2 Jam Jones – Santana Jeriko Turnpike – Tom Petty Geri X – Berlin Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes – The Clash Jaded – Van Halen Mark Warren and Friends – The Pretenders Mac Martin – Willie Nelson Doug South and the Roundabouts – Joe Walsh Deltaghost – INXS Whiskey Throttle – Quarterflash Jeremy Thomas – Jackson Browne Mark Alan/Stardust Memories – David Bowie Martha Quinn – Stevie Nicks Oak Ramble – The Police Gary Shutt & Friends – Motley Crue
Americana Community Music Association
The Americana Community Music Association (ACMA) is committed to supporting original independent music and musicians with programs that expand community appreciation and education while fostering the creativity and diversity that influence Americana and Roots music. The ACMA has a mission to promote the growth of the Americana and Roots music in our area the community. The ACMA strives to bring high quality and original acts for performances at charitable events as well as fundraising efforts to enhance the music community at large.