STORY TIME.... Why did I start a band making and playing these home made instruments???? A few years ago a buddy of mine Ted Toscano made me a Cigar Box guitar for a gift. I wanted to make something for him but make it crazyer. So I was walking around my garage and I seen a broom and thought, I think I can make this into a instrument. I put on a pickup, 3 tuners, a muffler clamp, a peice of a arrow, a coke tin to hold the electronics, tadaaaa ,,, The broom guitar was born, well we call it the Witch Stick. I plugged it in and started trying to play it, even though it was a pain to play it had this cool sound so I kept working on playing it. I had another band at the time called Johnson & Company and we were playing at a bar and decided to bring out the WITCH STICK. I brought the broom in the bar and leaned it against the wall then went out to get more gear. When I came back in there was a bunch of people taking pictures of that old broom and asking if I was really going to play it. Later that night I pulled it out to play it and again the camera's came out to video it. On the very long trip home that night I got to thinking about how everybody flipped out over the broom guitar so I decided to form a new band, make more home made instruments, we'll the guys in that band didn't like the idea and we ended up parting ways. I started contacting other musicians, including Ted, told them my idea and put together a band making and playing these instruments. Sorry Ted, I never did give him that broom. I have a few more stories about how and why I named the band THE SWAMP DRIVERS.... so stay tuned... Here's the video of me when I just started trying to play it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp-w6VQo1UY
1st - LISTEN 2nd - LOOK AT OUR INSTRUMENTS
HOME MADE INSTRUMENTS PLAYED AT OUR SHOWS
THE SWAMP DRIVERS, YOU HAVE TO SEE THEM TO BELIEVE IT.
The HARLEY PARTS GUITAR DEMO, HOG-O-CASTER. MUSIC VIDEO OF LIVE TO RIDE.
The SWAMP DRIVERS story.
OPENING FOR MARSHALL TUCKER BAND AND GETTING A STANDING OVATION
The SWAMP DRIVERS are four professional musicians with redneck ingenuity that make high energy music with unique instruments like no other band in the U.S.A. with primordial drivin, rockin, high energy party music straight from the SWAMP!