Swamp Rats is:
Scotty Crow - acoustic guitar/percussion/vocals
Andy Starkey - banjo/vocals
Kale Rushing - bass/guitar
Swamp Rats is a Florida based folk/bluegrass band. Founded in 2012 by Scotty Crow and Robert Stack. The band now continues on mainly as a trio with Scotty along side Andy and Kale. Wes Cooper has been known to jump on and join in from time to time to play what we like to call the "Wes Side" of Swamp Rats.
Our music is best described as "I don't know". While many have described the band as bluegrass it seems unfair to put us in just one genre but we will leave it to you to decide. Swamp Rats take influences from many sources some being a wide variety of music including punk, folk and traditional music. Most of our songs take life experiences and social issues and put them in a fast paced, acoustic soundtrack.
Swamp Rats has put out an array of EPs, a couple splits and tour nationally. We have also played a few festivals including -
Muddy Roots Music Festival - TN
Moonrunners Music Festival - IL
Yellow Ribbon Riot - FL
Former members include:
Robert Stack - guitar/vocals
Landan Humphrey - electric bass/vocals
Paul Noon - upright bass
Wes Cooper - lead guitar/vocals