Southern rock is full of characters, and Swamp- DaWamp comes from the post-Kid Rock brand, though shades of Nugent and Skynyrd abound. Keyboardist Mike “Scooby” Huffman hails from the Billy Powell school of octave runs and whirring Hammond swells on standout party tracks like “Helluva Night” and “Stoned,” while his beautiful piano intro on the moving ballad “Daddy Said” shows his more sensitive side. Singer Gig Michaels sounds like David Lee Roth if he weighed 300 pounds and gargled broken glass, which is a total compliment. The band is reported to be a big draw at biker rallies, which no doubt boast receptive audiences. There is something truly authentic about a band like SwampDaWamp, who sound like a fun bunch to party with both on and off stage. Fly high, Swampers! (Big Penny Entertainment, swampdawamp.com )
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