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That Easy

by Swamp da Wamp

“Did we set out to be rock stars, well hell yea! Gig Michaels' says laughingly. But we did set out to make a difference in the world we live in".
Genre: Rock: Southern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fat Boy
4:28 $1.29
2. Devil in My Whiskey
3:42 $1.29
3. Two Wheels
3:31 $1.29
4. My Drinking Song
5:29 $1.29
5. That Easy
6:36 $1.29
6. Changes
4:56 $1.29
7. Rollin'
4:00 $1.29
8. I Am
3:33 $1.29
9. Happy Anniversary
4:21 $1.29
10. She's Country
3:43 $1.29
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Album Notes
The undeniably charismatic Gig Michaels is the frontman, lyricist, and musical ring master of the seven member North Carolina band known as Swamp da Wamp. He is an imposing figure; in his signature leather top hat and boots Gig stands roughly six feet seven inches tall. With his long, blond wavy hair and pointed goatee he piques the audience’s curiosity as soon as he takes the stage. And when they hear him sing… Well, Gig’s voice is like no other; it’s incredibly deep and rich, with a gravelly edge to it that fans can’t get enough of.

Since the band’s inception in 2006 Gig has been the primary song writer and composer. His talent in both categories has been long acknowledged by his peers. The legendary, multi-BMI award winner Michael Gardner named him a “songsmith”, which in the music business is among the highest of compliments.

The name of the band is more than a bit unusual: “Swamp da Wamp”. It was a word born of Gig’s scatting during the recording of Birthday, a song that appeared on their self-titled (and first) album. It has a Southern, almost country association to it that resonates with their ever growing fan base.

Their second album, “2.0”, released in 2009, contained three original songs plus extended versions of each of those. Although it only had a total of six songs on it the album was significant in the history of the band in that it has a stronger and much more pronounced rock “feel” to it than any of his previous works. Unfortunately, halfway through recording the album their producer, the famous Joe Boyland, passed away from heart failure; the album is dedicated to his memory.

Many of Gig’s songs like Rock this Country (off of the third album “Rock this Country”) and Southern Sunday Tradition (off of “SwampDaWamp”) are powerful, full on rock anthems inspired by his family, his friends, and the archetypal American Man. Some pieces are poignant and soulful; still others, like Birthday, are upbeat in tempo but retain a shade of melancholy & Miss Becky, a song about a dear elderly Lady (off of their first self-titled album “SwampDaWamp”) spent 10 weeks on XM Country charts, entering at #16 and reaching #4.

The 2011 release Short Stories from a Long Road continues the shift towards a more rock-based sound. For this album, Gig recruited well-respected musicians from world famous bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Black Crowes. The material was eclectic; it had also evolved and no longer focused primarily on the struggles of the everyday man. This album marks the debut of anti-bullying anthem Fat Boy Can Jam; Gig wrote it as a response to having been picked for being a chubby kid. It also includes the heart-warming Little Angels and the story of Whiskey Road, a testament to the dangers of alcoholism. Do Things is an evocative, all-out sexy tune about the passion a man feels for his woman.

While making a couple of additions to the band in 2014, the band released their first “Best Of Vol One” album, a hand picked track by track compilation of the bands favorite songs, which has carried them into 2015 and bringing on the next very anticipated album, “That Easy”.

Together, the band creates a unique sound – part modern rock, some country, part classic rock, part blues, a dash of Southern rock, but all rock n’ roll.
For the new album ”That Easy” the band is worked closely with multi-Grammy winning producer Glenn Tabor. It’s scheduled for release in the Summer of 2015 and will include the hard rocking tunes Devil in My Whiskey, I Am and Rollin’, a re-recorded version of Fat Boy, as well as the gorgeous, richly colored song Changes. The duet Happy Anniversary, sung by Gig and Swamp’s backup vocalist Adrienne Nixon, is a simple, beautiful, and highly relatable ballad. The story is about a couple who used to be together, they’re now a thousand miles away from each other on what would have been their anniversary, and each blame themselves for tearing down the relationship.

According to Gig, “anyone who has ever gone thru a break up where they loved one other but just couldn’t make it work will immediately identify with this song. It was released on an earlier album with just me on vocals but I wasn’t entirely happy with it as I had originally written it as a duet. At the time I just couldn’t find the right vocalist to sing it with – until Adrienne came into the band. I knew I had made the right choice the night we sang it in public for the very first time. It pretty much shut up everyone in the bar – and we got a standing ovation. Yep, that’s when I really knew we had a hit on our hands.”

“That Easy”, title track on the record, Is an awesome adventurous love hate track that is nothing less than spectacular. A dark bluesy Vampire bite feel with the soul so thick you could stand a spoon in it…..

Both the general public and the music industry are taking notice:
In mid 2015 Swamp signed with Pure Heart Records & BBE for management and Artists International Management (AIM) for bookings. In support of the new album That Easy, Swamp da Wamp will tour the US, Canada, and Europe.

Gig Michaels: Lead vocals, Acoustic guitar
Jonathan “Chicken Hawk” Parker: Drums
Keith “Wizard” Inman: Guitars
Nick Nyguyen: Guitar, Violin, Banjo, Dobro, backing vocals
Rich Basco: Bass
Duke Rivers: B3, Background vocals
Adrienne Nixon: Background vocals



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Brian Tidd

worth the wait!!!
That Easy........well.....as a long time fan of the band..and...I.love all they're music..and albums...I must say....If i can quote..Gig himself from the first track on Fatboy........"Its been a long time comin"...they have polished..they're..sound....and its sounds phenominal ....If you are a big fan of the band..you have heard a lot here already as thru live shows..etc..but..never like this!!!..And the very new tracks...well..they are Amazing.............Fatboy you have heard before.as it was on short stories..but..the new mix..and performance with the addition of Adrienne nixon..on vocals..helps slam this song right back into the forefront to kick this record off...(yes i still call them records..lol) next up is Devil in my whiskey...It Is so nice to finally..here this one on cd...great roaring..slammin tune...thank the wizard for this one..lol..makes ya wanna head bang....two slamming tunes to kick it off..now here comes a true new one....two wheels......this might be one of the best songs they have ever done....its got everything...again adrienne..featured here...and thats gotta be nick on the fiddle...Rich..Basco's..bass is driving this gem along..and the way Gig and Adrienne...play off each other here is great...next..is...well if you havent heard this you probably havent heard swamp da wamp.........My Drinking song.....but its a great party tune.they actually debuted this along with devil in my whiskey for us on rock legends 2...glad its finally on a record..speaking of which..this record flows very nicely..the song order..kinda has that live show feeling..choice of song order..if you have seen a Swamp show then you know what I mean..lol........Now we come up to another..brand new one...the title track...This song could have been the theme song for..True blood...it has that swing to it....very haunting and beautiful.....Great stuff.....next track..is..Changes.....a fitting..song..that is classic Gig.......just very Melodic..and smooth..another great riding down the interstate..song....now we come up to...rollin which was featured as a bonus track on theyr'e greatest hits compilation...now its here in its full glory...again the mix is great......"I am " is the next song..another new one...another strong rocker...makes you wanna head bang again....great guitar work here....a great song i loved on short stories was happy anniversary...it is redone here with piano..and again featuring Adrienne Nixon.on vocals..great remake..i love both versions...(maybe play this version..then kick into drums and short stories version when playing live guys?)...well to end this thang ...we have a cover tune of sorts...lol...BUT THIS IS THE SWAMPTIFIED VERSION...She's Country....rather hear this version any day......probably one of they're best albums...love it...thanks guys.....9.5 outta 10....go out and get this......