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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Welcome

Be in our video at the Hideaway Cafe on May 13th! 

We are very happy to be returning to the Hideaway Cafe for the third time on Saturday, May 13th. As you may already know, the Hideaway Cafe is the coolest listening room in St. Petersburg, FL and we love playing there. Click HERE for TICKETS.

On that night in addition to playing two sets of our original Outlaw Americana music, Cottondale Swamp is shooting a video of our song Swamp King Troubadour, and we want you to be part of it. Wear your cowboy hats and put on your coolest duds! We are gonna have a blast!

Some upcoming shows to put on your calendar:

May 19th - Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe @ 10:00 PM / 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL / Cottondale Swamp plays this awesome Seminole Heights institution. Great atmosphere, incredible food, and a place to listen to music. Take in dinner and a show at Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe!

June 9th - Florida Ameripolitan Fest (doors at 7 PM, Music at 8 PM) Skipper's Smoke House, 910 Skipper Road , Tampa, FL 33613 / Cottondale Swamp is hosting four bands to celebrate Ameripolitan Music at the first Florida Ameripolitan Fest. Ameripolitan Music is a genre of contemporary original American roots music comprising of four styles: western swing, honky-tonk, rockabilly and outlaw country. Real contemporary American music! Giddy Up Go (honky-tonk form Orlando), Six Volt Rodeo (western-swing), Cottondale Swamp (Outlaw Country), Cadillac Bombers (rockabilly)

June 10th - Darwin Brewing Company @ 7:30 PM / 803 17th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205 / For the first time Cottondale Swamp brings their Florida Swamp thang to Darwin Brewing Company in Bradenton, FL.

 

News from the Swamp! 

News from the Swamp: 

The important news first! We would like to send out a big ‘ole Florida welcome to the newest member of Cottondale Swamp. Ken Bailey has joined the band as our new drummer. Ken brings with him a wealth of experience and incredible chops! In a previous life Ken was Technical Director and Staff Drummer at The Power Station / Avatar Studios; Tony Bongiovi's world famous recording facility. Ken worked on projects with Meat Loaf, Ramones, Tony Bennett, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Black Crowes, Diana Krall, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Nile Rodgers, Journey, and U2. How did Cottondale Swamp get so lucky to get this guy?? 
Ken has a plethora of drum faces in his arsenal!

Busy week coming up for Cottondale Swamp: 

Thursday, April 13: 

Brokenmold Entertainment Presents: Underhill Family Orchestra / Band of Sorrows / Cottondale Swamp / 8:00 PM 

New World Brewery, 1313 E 8th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605 

Friday, April 14 @ 7:30 AM 

Live Radio Show / WZEU 102.9 FM / Weeki Wachee, FL 

Saturday, April 15 @ 8:00 PM 

Monti Magill's - Cottondale Swamp 

Monti Magill's, 2396 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606 

Monti Magill's is the best kept secret in Spring Hill, FL. Florida's most outlaw, most swampy, most entertaining band will be playing three big sets of Southern Americana and Florida Swamp rock! Come out and have a good time with Cottondale Swamp.

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.

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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