Swampcandy is the aggressive Stomping Mississippi Blues and Roots influenced duo that won the 2014 Floydfestival On The Rise competition coming in first place out of 35 bands that preformed at the festival. They preform around 250 gigs a year at venues, festivals and coffee houses around the U.S. and U.K. — They have also received an award as "Best Opening Act 2014″ at the #1 venue in the world under 500 seats, The Rams Head On Stage — Ruben Dobbs and the incredible upright bass player / kick drummer, Joey Mitchell, to become a duo that has no lack of rhythm or stage presence! Swampcandy tours relentlessly. When not touring they are working on new material and gigging in the Mid Atlantic Region. Their music is raw and yet subtle. They have a sound that a band can only achieve after performing over 1000 gigs.