– Swamp Train left the station in the spring of 2010 when Blaze teamed up with Nikworks and Rattlebrained to form a cigar box guitar/washboard blues...Read Biography
Swamp Train left the station in the spring of 2010 when Blaze teamed up with Nikworks and Rattlebrained to form a cigar box guitar/washboard blues trio. The three of them played a couple of gigs together but it wasn’t long before Cut Finger climbed aboard.
That fall the band locked themselves in an alpine “Deep Valais” chalet for a week to lay down some demo tracks, launching Swamp Train into the Swiss blues scene. This remained the band’s formation until September 2013 when Nikworks chose to leave the band.
With Jus’Skin replacing Nikworks, Swamp Train is setting down the next tracks for its ongoing journey.
The blues covers vast territories of styles and traditions and the fact that each member of the band comes from a different corner within the blues has given it’s own special flavor to the band. We see it as “Juke Joint Cigar Box Guitar Blues”, in homage to the few remaining Mississippi juke joints from which we hope to grasp the spirit; loud, energetic, raise hell and get up and dance!
Our first album “Premium Selection” was recorded in June 2011 during a heat wave, 36°c, ~97ºf (which is hot for Swissland), in the studio with no ventilation, and was mixed later that year during the coldest winter of these last 25 years…
And BTW, we are based in Switzerland’s Jura Mountains…