Winter Carnival 2015: Swampcandy’s Delta Groove at The Waterhole

Swampcandy hit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival and turned the Waterhole into a deep Delta Juke joint.  Composed of Ruben Dobbs on vocals and guitar and Joey Mitchell on stand up bass and kick drum, this duo brings raw, stomping, highly rhythmic post modern blues from the Mississippi Hill Country and mixes it with an infusion of punk energy.  One, two, three, BAM they start off full tilt with inescapable rhythmic boogie riffs and physically take off with a continuous motion of hands slapping bass, guitar shuffle, bare foot on the kick-drum and hair a-flying. One can see why they have been welcomed with such great acceptance in blues-aware England and played with T-Model Ford in the Delta.  They have been awarded first place in the On The Rise competition at the 2014 Floydfest and are currently number one across the board on ReverbNation. They continue to tour throughout the US, with their second album being released in the spring. Get down and swamp boogie with this band.