”Ten tracks of curled up rattler
on a dancin' preacher's hand.”New
“A cross between
Billy Gibbons &
”Jaw dropping riffage.”Guitar
Florida is way up north in the “Georgia part of Florida” where cypress
swamps, alligators and palmetto thickets inspired Walter Parks to createSwamp
Northeast Florida is where this
music began but bandleader, guitarist and singer Parks left fifteen
years ago for New York where in 2001, he began playing with Richie
Havens - the man who made rock history by opening the 1969 Woodstock
Festival. For the past four years Walter has had the honor of touring
the US, Europe, Australia and Canada as Richie's lead guitarist. When
there's a break in that very groovy routine, Walter steps out with his
electric American roots music.Swamp
original even when they're payin' tribute.Swamp
Cabbageis North Florida
fatback boogaloo blues.
every song Walter Parks' honkin' Guild six string sloshes through the
mud of Matt Lindsey's tuba-like fuzz bass while Jagoda slaps a New
Orleans funeral drum 'til neither it nor the audience can take anymore.
But the hurt is good and so it continues. While Walter wrestles his
vintage guitar into pitch for the next song, the audience is encouraged
to heckle. ThenSwamp
Cabbagestirs up an
electri-fried gumbo of St Louis ragtime with a pinch of New Orleans
zydeco. They bring it to the boiling point of an Appalachian hoedown.
Feets move and folks holler.
Amidst the bowels of each tightly
Cabbagefinds a place to
let the groove fester where they jam through the murky unknown 'til they
discover their way out again. As every show closes in a psychedelic
gospel frenzy, everybody feels like they've made it through the revival
together. Come hell or high water.
raunchy foot-stompin' tip of the hat to
Tony Joe White, The Meters, Dr. John,
Tom Waits and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.Swamp
Cabbageis new original Southern music that's different from, yet in
keeping with, the North Mississippi All Stars and Mofro.