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Swamp Stomp 9 with The Yawpers, Water Liars, Laura Cantrell, Girls on Grass
Swamp Stomp in West Kingston, RI
West Kingston, RI
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Swamp Stomp 9 with The Yawpers, Water Liars, Laura Cantrell, Girls on Grass
Roots Hoot House Concerts is pleased to once again present what we believe is the best under the radar music event in Southeastern New England, Swamp Stomp. Swamp Stomp 9 will happen on Saturday, July 16. It happens in West Kingston, R.I. near the entrance to The Great Swamp. Featured performers this year are:

The YAWPERS  (Denver, CO)

We also welcome back poster artist extraordinaire Pete Cardoso from Ghost-Town Design (www.ghost-town.net) who will once again be creating a commemorative poster for the event.  

Swamp Stomp is a BYO-everything event from beverages to food to whatever turns you on and enjoy what promises to a hot day of rock & roll at a beautiful property situated in the swampy, backwoods of West Kingston, RI.  Grounds will open at 1:30 PM on the day of the event with music beginning at 3:00 pm and continuing until 9 pm or so. Suggested donation to attend Swamp Stomp 7 is $40. Information for Swamp Stomp 9 can be obtained by contacting Roots Hoot House Concerts via email at rootshoot@cox.net or by phone at 401-965-0833.
Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2511947

Begun in 2008, Swamp Stomp has brought the likes of The Sadies, Bottle Rockets, Valerie June, Lydia Loveless, Ha Ha Tonka, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, T-Model Ford, JP Harris & The Tough Choices, Amy LaVere, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, The Silks, Toy Soliders, Patrick Sweany, Cordero, Dollar Store, Smith & Weeden, and Shacklehands to its beautiful locale in the wilds of West Kingston. Put simply, a GREAT and VERY COOL event.

A little about this years performers:

THE YAWPERS (Denver, CO) (Bloodshot Records)
Inspired by Walt Whitman's promise to "Sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world," Denver Colorado's The Yawpers have set about bringing together disparate pieces of the American music lexicon and making it their own. The Yawpers maintain the Bloodshot Records band tradition at Swamp Stomp in 2016. The Yawpers roar over the roofs of a world filled with the ruined and the forgotten, where big dreams and small towns are pitched to the collective curb, and lost men and con men roam the gutters and pulpits. Bloodshot debut album American Man taps into the disparate, murky pools of the American musical lexicon; dark country to kinetic punk, acid blues to flared jeans boogie, low-brow backdrops pitted against high-minded literary references. Its an edgy, engrossing trip, as is The Yawpers in the flesh live and on stage.

WATER LIARS  (Oxford, MS) (Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records)
Water Liars became a thing in Pittsboro, MS in 2011. They made their first record there by accident and ended up calling it "Phantom Limb." Since then they've played a lot of shows and met a lot of cool people, and made a couple of more pretty great records. A punk aesthetic  a desire not to overdo songs until theyre shiny with emptiness  is the bands defining feature, and its why their songs are filled with such raw sorrow. When Justin Kinkel-Schuster and Andrew Bryants voices twine together somewhere in the greater stratosphere of sound, try not to feel like a psalm. Says writer William Boyle, If you havent listened to Water Liars, let the music be your introduction. It is important to know that Andrew Bryant is from Mississippi and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster is from Arkansas, that theyre shaped by the writers whose influence shines through in everything they make  Frank Stanford and Barry Hannah especially  and that their pain is the pain of the wretched and beautiful South? Sure, and its all there in the songs. These are songs about leaving and staying, about lost fathers and new loves, about distance and memory. These songs are a consideration of what Kentucky poet Joe Bolton called a future that seems already to have acquired / The irrevocability of the past. These songs smell of autumn. These songs are the hugeness of rain, the heaviness of breath, the strangeness of cities. Light a cigarette and close your eyes  let these songs whiskey into you, let them brighten your blood, let them be endless in the night.


Laura Cantrell is a country music artist based in New York City. Born in Nashville, TN, she came to New York to attend Columbia College, and found that her abiding interest in country music helped her stay connected with her family roots. That interest was the motivation behind her long-running radio program on WFMU in Jersey City, NJ, The Radio Thrift Shop. Beginning on WFMU in 1993, the program was a Saturday afternoon staple in the New York area for 13 years, then moved to WFMU.org and ran for two seasons on BBC Radio Scotland as a summer replacement in 2005 and 2006. In her 16-year recording career, Cantrell has released five acclaimed albums the latest of which is 2014 release No Way There From Here. She has toured extensively in the United Kingdom, Europe and Ireland, and was a favorite of pioneering British disc jockey John Peel, who called her 2000 album Not The Tremblin Kind my favorite record of the last ten years, possibly my life. Cantrells music has been celebrated in the press including features in The New York Times, O Magazine, Elle, and the Wall Street Journal. Cantrells music has been featured on NPRs All Things Considered, On Point, and Weekend Edition. She has performed on A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, and the Grand Ole Opry, and appeared on the television programs CBS Saturday Morning, Late Night with Conan OBrien, and the Sundance Channels Spectacle: Elvis Costello.


Girls on Grass was formed by singer-guitarist Barbara Endes and drummer Nancy Polstein, who joined forces after discovering they shared a mutual admiration stoked by seeing each other play around New York City's rock and country scenes. This meeting of the minds inspired a burst of songwriting, and soon after the Girls recruited guitarist Sean Eden (Barbara's bandmate in NJ-based Elk City) and experimental-music bassist and deejay Dave Mandl to round out the group. The quartet then hit the studio with Sherman-Godfrey, who has worked with Laura Cantrell, Will Rigby, and The World Famous Blue Jays. They are way cool!

SWAMP STOMP is an 18-and-over event and please, no pets. It will again be a BYOB/picnic event (i.e., bring whatever youd like to eat or drink). All we ask is that you carry out whatever you brought in.

Event Do's & Don'ts:
DO's & DON'T's:
First off, the location is a fairly large and sprawling yard.
DO bring your own chairs & blankets if you prefer to sit in the yard & listen to the bands. People will most likely be standing in the stage area.
DO bring your own provisions: food & drink and whatever cups, utensils, plates, etc. you may need. We are not supplying anything.
DO bring something to cart your garbage & bottles/cans out at the end of the event.
Absolutely DO bring your own mosquito repellent. It gets VERY buggy late in the day.
We recommend a flashlight as the road will be pretty dark when the show ends.
If possible, DO carpool as parking is on the road only.


Swamp Stomp in West Kingston, RI (View)
Provided at time of purchase
West Kingston, RI 02892
United States


Music > Festivals

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No


Owner: Roots Hoot House Concerts
On BPT Since: May 12, 2012

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