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 - Album Cover - News Update 

The new record is getting closer to completion. All songs have been recorded. Chaz is putting the finishing touches on his blistering guitar solos and Kenny is doing his final lead vocal takes. The album is sounding great! The artwork for CD / LP is looking great too. Check out the front cover.

Don't forget that this Friday, July 22nd, Cottondale Swamp is appearing in the Johnny Cash Tribute Show "I Walk The Line". Cottondale Swamp starts at 9 PM sharp.
Fat Cat Tavern / 3665 East Bay Drive / Largo, FL 22337.

Cottondale Swamp - Ready To Swampify Johnny Cash! - July 22nd!!! 

Well, the boys in the band have been wood-shedding Johnny Cash for the last month and are ready to put their stamp on a big ole' heaping pile of of Johnny Cash songs! Kenny has had to memorize a lot of lyrics including all the words to "One Piece At A Time".

"One day I devised myself a plan that should be the envy of most any man...".  Cottondale Swamp's plan is to play us some Johnny Cash!

Walk The Line - Johnny Cash Tribute Show
Friday, July 22nd @ 9 PM
Fat Cat Tavern
3665 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 22337

Cottondale Swamp - Live Radio Show, June 10th - WZEU 102.9 FM 

Cottondale Swamp  pre-recorded a radio show last night that is going to be aired on June 10th, 2016 between 7 AM and 9 AM, Tune your dials to WZEU 102.9 FM - Classic Hits Radio! We all had a a good time being interviewed,  playing 3 songs, and yucking it up the host Bob and John.

Johnny Cash Tribute Show - 10 Bands, including Cottondale Swamp 

Cottondale Swamp has confirmed that we will be playing a Johnny Cash Tribute show on July 22nd (mark your calendar) - 10 bands, all playing Johnny Cash!!.

All the guys in Cottondale Swamp are HUGE Johnny Cash fans and we already play "Folson Prison Blues", but we need more Johnny Cash songs for the tribute show. We decided a must learn is "Sunday Morning Coming Down", but we need a few more.

What Johnny Cash songs would you like Cottondale Swamp to play?

Send us your suggestions and if we pick your song, you will get a free copy of our upcoming album!!

Comment to this post with your suggestion or send an e-mail to

Details about the Cottondale Swamp - Johnny Cash Tribute Show will be announced as soon as all the bands have confirmed.

Cottondale Swamp is back in the recording studio. 

After a fantastic festival show last weekend in Brooksville, FL, the band is back in the studio earnestly trying to finish the debut record. The band received such positive feedback at last week's concert, it was humbling and highly motivating! We need to finish this record! Look for more concert dates in the coming months. Get ready kids, Cottondale Swamp is making a nitro-burning album that will change the meaning of term Swamp Rock! It's gonna knock your socks off!!

Breaking News / Cottondale Swamp - Live Radio Appearance - WXJB 99.9 FM 

Breaking News / Cottondale Swamp - Live Radio Appearance - WXJB 99.9 FM 

Friday, May 6th, 2016 at (freakin') 7:30 AM. Don't they know we're rocks stars and 7:30 AM is when we go to bed??? 

Actually, we are thrilled to have been asked by radio host Mike Reeves to play a few songs live in the studio and talk about the festival we'll be playing on Saturday: Wiener Fest 2 at Coney Island Drive-Inn in Historic Brooksville, Florida. Not since ELVIS was here has Brooksville seen talent at this LEVEL. Cottondale Swamp and then Bertie Higgins will cap off a full day of FREE entertainment.  "Eat where Bertie and ELVIS ate"!

Saturday, 4/16/2016 - Cottondale Swamp recording at "Studio B" in Saint Petersburg, FL 

Saturday started off by Michael and Chaz attending the grand opening of "Guitars on Central". This a cool boutique music store owned by our dear friends Rick Benegbi and Stevie B. Great shop in a great location! We drank PBRs and listened to some great garage band rock by Stevie B's band "Spectraflame". After getting in the proper frame of mind Michael and Chaz headed over to Studio B  to mix the song "Land Rich, Money Poor" and lay down some lead guitar parts. The new record is coming along nicely. A mix of "Land Rich, Money Poor" is being added to our webpage, so take a listen and let us know what you think!

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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 Blues

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

Elvis Rocks! and Cottondale Swamp

Skinny's Bar and Grill, 13228 US-19, Hudson, FL 34667

Cottondale Swamp invades the Skinny’s Bar and Grill, Friday, December, 21st. Elvis opens the show! If you haven't seen our hardcore Elvis Presley rock show, you don't know what you are missing! Experience the Elvis mojo on steroids! Karate kicks and the Memphis mafia will try to keep the peace, but we can’t make any promises. Original Florida Swamp Rock, outlaw country, and Elvis!