Swampdawamp

Swampdawamp

“When I’m working out a song with the band,” says Gig Michaels, singer-songwriter-guitarist and frontman of the Charlotte, N.C.-based band SwampdaWamp, “I don’t always have all the lyrics done up front, and I scat a little bit. I was doing that at the end of one of our songs and out came this phrase, ‘swampdawamp.’ We knew right then that we had our name.”

While the band declines to offer a definition for the phrase, it somehow captures their high-spirited rock energy, rootsy vibe and raunchy humor. “We’re hoping it becomes a catchphrase,”... more