Drawing from a vast depth of internal talent, Swamptooth plants one foot firmly in the traditions of bluegrass, keeping a uniquely Southern string sound close to their hearts while bravely progressing the genre beyond its boundaries.
Infectious melodies, technical prowess and powerful songwriting merge from the hands of master musicians with decades of songwriting behind them and a modern sound guiding their future.
In live shows, Swamptooth’s musical narrative takes Ralph Stanley and Cher on a back road to the Georgia swamp where they are met by a cosmic traveler carrying a sitar.
Coupling a high-energy, relentless bluegrass sound with the steadfastness of professional, experienced troubadours, Swamptooth embodies an indelible appeal that can ignite the passion of nearly any audience who happens across their path.
Swamptooth was forged in early 2020 around a simple desire to keep playing their instruments while waiting out the unknown variables of a changing world. Comprised of longtime picking partners Cory Chambers (mandolin, vocals), Jay Rudd (guitar, vocals), and Jimmy Wolling (banjo, sitar) along with fiddle virtuoso Vito Gutilla (fiddle, vocals) and Katie Rudd (bass), Swamptooth’s lineup bears several decades worth of seasoned musicianship.
From the malaise of a challenging year, Swamptooth emerged with a debut 11-track album of all original tunes. “B-Flat Earth” spotlights the band’s instrumental acumen coupled with a pop sensibility and a surprise visit from a psychedelic sitar. Unmistakably bluegrass, yet surprisingly modern and cosmic, “B-Flat Earth” is a powerful debut from a group of tenured musicians at the peak of their profession.