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  • 7 years ago
Twisted South welcomes SwampCandy and Oli Brown

Twisted South welcomes SwampCandy and Oli Brown

Special hosts this week are Michael Buffalo Smith and Miss Vivienne Vermuth!
Ruben Dobbs of Swamp Candy grew up on a farm in Maryland where he was exposed to blues, country and classic rock by his uncles and grandfather. He's been writing his own music since age 15 and has played in and/or fronted several original bands that have performed genres including progg rock/metal, reggae, old time, and a comedic skit rock band that went so far as to produce a full blown rock opera. After a brief stint in a pop new metal band, that left a bad taste in his mouth, he came to the realization that the forms of music he first came to know best complimented his creative ability; however the vast pallet he has acquired from delving into so many styles give his more current songs a unique edge that makes them memorable, thoughtful, and free from the cookie cutter sound of an artist strictly tied to one genre. 
Late 2002 saw Oli Brown pick up a guitar for the first time and just 2 ½ years later, at 1