In 1970, soul artist Jerry Williams, Jr. radically reinvented himself as Swamp Dogg: an anti-hero who smashes the conventions of commercial R&B music, and whose subversive lyrics earned him a spot on Richard Nixon’s infamous enemies list. Consequently, Swamp Dogg became one of the quintessential outsider figures in American music.
Anno 2018, the 76-year old Southern soul maverick did it again. On his latest album ‘Love, Loss, and Auto-tune’, produced by Poliça’s Ryan Olson and Justin Vernon, Swamp Dogg transforms himself into a master of auto-tune, leaving the music business topsy-turvy. On an album filled with songs about being lonely, Swamp Dogg enriches his soulful sonic palette with inventive, crying synth tones and drum machines.
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Wednesday Jan 9th 2019
Listen: Swamp Dogg's Fireside Chat with Red Bull Radio, captured at LGW18
Wednesday Nov 7th 2018
LGW x Corderius College: students experience the music of festival artists
Friday Nov 2nd 2018
Video portrait: Swamp Dogg talks Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune
Thursday Sep 13th 2018