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We are sad to announce that Nikworks, our classy cigar box bass player, recently informed us of his decision to leave the band. This decision was not taken lightly as you may guess, and we must thank him…
If you’re in the Geneva – Lausanne area how about a breath of fresh air in the lovely Jura foothills village of St-George next Fri&Saturday!
Swamp Train plays Saturday at 21h40 but the festival’s doors open Friday at 17h00…
Saturday’s heat – up to 39°C on the thermometer we could see across the train tracks – isn’t something us mountain folks are used to. But since it was nearly midnight by the time we hit the stage, the heat had cooled off enough to make it near perfect to play outdoors…
Swamp Train take their name from their own brand of down-home rhythms. Armed with cigar box guitars, washboard and harps they impressively carve out their own take on the blues. The band calls it “Juke Joint Cigar Box Guitar Blues” and they are on a mission: ‘to grasp the spirit; loud, energetic, raise hell and get up and dance!’
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As far as I’m concerned it’s already really cool to see a review of our CD in a mag in the UK, and I’ll take note that “the covers are perhaps the strongest songs”; which all things considered means our own tunes aren’t that shabby either…
We would like to thank Francis Rateau, Cédric Vernet & their team, and every one else who showed up at the Blues Café last Thursday, we had a great time and hope you did too!
The concert was at the Millenium in the village of Isle d’Abeau, which is east of Lyon (France)…