Art fills the void.
Swamp Thang fills the dance floor.
This month While Rome Burns welcomes the fabulous Swamp Thang (featuring WRB alum Jennifer Smieja) to the Mississippi Pizza Pub stage along with opening act Root Cellar Duo. We’re raising funds to support Grace Institute’s scholarship program for prospective Grace Art Camp students.
Swamp Thang is a 5-piece band from Portland OR playing Swampy Soul and Rock & Roll in the Zydeco tradition. Just over a year into their exciting new collaboration, the band is redefining the Zydeco genre expectations. With their unique mix of Zydeco, blues, rock & soul – Swamp Thang brings together some of the most eclectic musicians Portland has to offer (at least that’s what their Mee-Maw said). The crowd pleasing band is featured regularly on the 4th Wednesday of the month for the Cascade Zydeco Association dances at the Secret Society Ballroom.
Root Cellar Duo is a classic Portland old school American roots band performing food themed songs. The dup includes singer/guitarist Lowell John Mitchell and Portland harmonica master Aaron Lowe, a stalwart of the local blues/country/traditional jazz/jug band music scene.