The Benefit Who? Dread Clampitt

Dread Clampitt

Dread ClampittThe boys in Eclectic Disaster Relief Benefit Concert headline act Dread Clampitt are certainly no strangers to the Alabama music scene. From The Workplay Theater in Birmingham, to the Floribama in Orange Beach, the Soul Kitchen in Mobile, Auburn's War Eagle Supper Club and many other noteworthy venues across the state, this affable crew of laid back Gulf Coasters are always made welcome by local music lovers. From their home base in Grayton Beach, FL the band has played Florida Americana music festivals MagnoliaFest and Suwannee Springfest consecutively for more than 10 years running, and their crowds continue to build everywhere they perform their flavorful blend of deep south blue-eyed soul, earthy bluegrass roots broth, and good time house-rockin' country rhythm & blues.



The band's tasty musical gumbo includes ingredients imported from Texas and Louisiana, across the heart of the deep south down through the white sand Gulf beaches of South Walton County, FL and then up the brown waters of the Suwannee and all the way down to old Key West. Dread Clampitt's fourth self-produced recording “Learning to Live” was released in fall 2010 and features the formidable fiddling skills of no less than Sam Bush. Bush and the band struck up a fast friendship when the newgrass master came upon them performing in their unofficial hometown club the Red Bar. He was so impressed that night he asked to sit in with the band, which eventually led to the recording and then to other co-bills together including at Bush's own Newgrass Music Festival which was recently established near his home of Bowling Green, KY.

The group had availability for the concert in Eclectic thanks to their routing up to another consecutive appearance at the Acoustic Café Music Festival on May 28. So bring along your best boogie shoes and come enjoy the ebullient sounds of Dread Clampitt. Or like the original Clampitts used to say back in Arkansas, y’all come kick off yer shoes and let’s cut us a rug, Ya’heah!