ABOUT THE BAND

Swamp Trash Band writes, records and performs their original material which they refer to as "Neo-Retro-Rock"  It's a tongue in cheek way to describe their music which, while new, sounds like it could have been written in the 60's and 70's.  The added twist is that the members of Swamp Trash Band could have actually played this music in the 60's and 70's (as they are all on the downhill side of 50). 

Not only does Swamp Trash Band write and play original music, they also play selected cover songs at their shows.  It’s not by chance that they play the covers they do. The formula for selection is what feels good to them as musicians, presents a new challenge and falls in line with the seamless experience they wish to share with a group of people that appreciate the Neo-Retro-Rock sound. Artists such as The Allman Brothers Band, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles have provided them with music that are some of the overall crowd favorites.

   
   

MEMBERS

Robert "Shadow" Powers
Guitar/Vocals
   
Born in Chicago – raised in Memphis, studied in the styles of BB King and
Duane Allman – played around the world.  U.S. Air Force veteran

   

Steve Brennan
Drums/Percussion
    
He Began in New Hampshire, playing the New England Circuit with various touring
bands and made his way south where he now lives in the Fredericksburg, Virginia.   
   

Phil "Dirt" Harding
Bass/Vocals
   
The only native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, raised with the sounds of the 60s explosion
– performed with many artists within the mid-atlantic U.S. including Jon Carroll and Chuck Berry among others.
   

Don Holland
Guitar/Vocals
   
Realizing that the days of his youth traveling up and down and around America with a band in a van were not days spent in vane.
   
   

Mark Wright
Keys/Vocals
   
Breast fed gospel and country until slipping over to the darkside but still sometimes thinks he’s
in church. U.S. Army veteran - The Old Guard.