Swampcandy is an internationally touring, primitive blues influenced Americana duo.
Ruben Dobbs’ aggressive finger-picking and rhythmic style (which often adds up to sounding like more than one guitar) combined with Joey Mitchell’s bass playing, pounding kick drum and percussive bass throttling (representing the presence of a full drum kit) easily fill up the sonic space normally created by a trio or even a four-piece.
Dobbs, whose soulful, passionate vocals are the glue that makes the band tick, is a volatile creative force while Mitchell is a pragmatic technician. They balance each other out like the two hemispheres of one brain.
These juxtapositions are the key to their success. That’s why and how Swampcandy makes that dirty, sweet music that cuts straight to the bone.