Swampcandy + Caleb Stine

To say that Ruben Dobbs, aka Swampcandy, has a passion for the music of the Mississippi delta is a profound understatement. With an uncanny knack for layering his own vocals and an innate ability to channel rock and blues influences, Velvet Thud manages to sound both raw and polished at the same time. His performances are as defined by his intensity and guitar virtuosity as his entertaining between-song commentary. Here’s a nice career retrospective:

From his latest, “She Calls To Me”:

Swampcandy – Positive Drinkin’

From “The Dirty Suite”:

Swampcandy – So Low

Two from “High Lonesome” under his former moniker of Velvet Thud:

Velvet Thud – Saint Joe

Download: Velvet Thud – Money Shot

Here’s new stuff from Caleb Stine whose country-tinged exploration of American roots should appeal to any fan of the Avett Brothers or Whiskeytown.

Download: If This Must Be Goodbye

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~ by undergroundwednesday on June 16, 2010.

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