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8/4/2014 11:28:05 AM
  Swampcandy, Sun Aug 10, 8-10 PM, Sportsmen's Tavern
By muddyruts


Swampcandy 8pm $3

326 Amherst Street, Buffalo





They are a nasty deep blues duo that sounds like a full band. The blues they play is the dirty old Mississippi kind. They sound just like Swampcandy and they will make you stomp feet and clap hands.


Swampcandy is a high energy American roots/delta blues influenced duo that sounds like a full band. Time and time again it is said that folks find it hard to believe that only two people are creating that much sound. Joey Mitchell plays kick drum while beating, plucking, bowing and popping his upright bass. Ruben Dobbs plays percussive finger style steel resonator and acoustic guitars while crooning, wailing and moaning out the real blues with his unmistakeable voice. They’ve been compared to Tom Waits, The Black Keys, Son House, Hank Sr, Lowell George, Scott H. Biram and Jorma. Swampcandy tours nationally and internationally. This is a highly motivated band that is easy to work with, playing over 200 gigs a year and has an entertainment value that far exceeds the sum of their parts. Don’t miss your opportunity to work with Swampcandy.