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Steven's song "FOOD ON THE TABLE" was the #3 most played song on nationwide folk radio stations for the month of  Novmeber 2015.


Steven's band "The Swamp Brothers" album "The Tennessee Sessions" was nominated in 2016 for the first round of Grammy Awards  (folk album of the year)!


Steven's song "food on the table" was the 3rd most played song on folk radio stations across the country for the month of November!  His Band, "The Swamp Brothers" (Putnam Smith, Nathaniel Spencer, and Steven, w/ special guest Kendra Kinsey) recorded this song and sent it out to radio stations across the country as the opening track of our new album "the Tennessee Sessions".


Here's the January  2016 press release from Steven's band The Swampbrothers:


The Swamp Brothers hit #10 (december) on the national Folk DJ Charts! AND #3 MOST PLAYED SONG!!


Yes, the Swamp Brothers are now officially making some serious waves in the folk world! November 1st, we sent The Tennessee Sessions to radio stations all across the country, and for the month of November, the album hit #12 on the national Folk DJ Charts ( Charting just behind Bob Dylan and the Boxcar Lillies, the Swamp Brothers nevertheless charted higher than such folk legends as the David Rawlings Machine, and Dar Williams! Even more exciting, the opening track, "Food on the Table" was the #3 most played song in November on the folk airwaves all across the country!


The Swamp Brothers debut album is now available on itunes! Or if you want the hard copy, with jackets lovingly printed up by Putnam on his 1901 pedal powered letterpress (you know you do), you can order that here.


Who are the Swamp Brothers, you may ask? After three weeks swapping songs till 4 a.m. in Putnam's log cabin in Maine, the Swamp Brothers (aka Putnam Smith, Steven Bacon, and Nate Spencer), were formed. These sessions, recorded at Steven's place outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, captures the spirit of the Swamp Brothers at their best. Recorded in a matter of days, on a vintage analog reel-to-reel set up, this album captures not only the feel of their vintage banjos, guitars, and mandolins, and tight three-part harmonies, but also the joy of three friends getting together to share what they love most in the world. This video recently surfaced from a show we did down in Greenville, SC a few years back:




Radio stations PRESENTLY playing The Swamp Brothers:


KNBA 90.3

Anchorage, Alaska


WESU 88.1

“Acoustic Blender”

Middletown, CT


CKUT 90.3 FM,




Public Radio, Southern Colorado


WLRN Public Radio, Miami, FL


KGLT Public Radio,

Bozeman, MT


WAMU 88.5

Washington DC



Colfax, CA


KVMR/,Nevada City 89.5



Bowling Green, OH


WEFT 90.1

Champaign, IL



Charlottesville, VA



Middleburgh, NY



Gallup, NM


Out of the Woods

Concord NH


Out Of the Woods, airing on:

Boston Free Radio, Sundays 7 am e.s.t.

The Global Voice, Sundays 5 pm e.s.t.

The Global Voice, Monday>Tuesday 1 am e.s.t.

Homelands Radio, Tuesday 8 pm e.s.t.

Bumps Radio, Wednesday, 3 pm e.s.t.

Sword Radio UK, Thursday, 11 am e.s.t.

Shout Radio (check schedule)

WYAP 101.7 FM West Virginia (check schedule)

WRAQ 92.7 FM Angelica, New York (check schedule)

KXCR 90.7 FM Oregon, Tuesday 10 pm, Thursday, 7 am p.s.t.

KGIG 104.9 California (check schedule)

WSCS 90.9 FM New Hampshire, Saturday 7pm e.s.t.

KONR 106.1 FM Alaska, Tuesday 1 pm ak.s.t.

Neopa Community Radio Ohio (check schedule)

PineKONE Radio California (check schedule)



Maine Public Radio


WFDU 89.1

Teaneck, NJ



Public Radio, Chicago



Indiana, PA


Folk on Sunday, 1431 AM & 104.7FM

Hastings, New Zealand


WJCU Radio

Cleveland, OH



Kansas Public Radio

Lawrence, KS


New Hampshire Public Radio

The Folk Show

Kate McNally


What The Folk!

PBS.FM 106.7

Melbourne Australia


Sing Out! Radio Magazine

Tom Druckenmiller


WNUR TheFolk Show

Northwestern University –Evanston/Chicago

Sue Kessell


KBOO, 90.7

Portland, OR


WMCB 107.9

Greenfield, MA


WSPN 90.1

Saratoga Springs, NY



120 Bridge Street

Nevada City, CA 95959


The Hudson River Sampler

WAMC-FM/Northeast Public Radio

Albany, NY


Wanda Fischer


KEUL FM 88.9 Glacier City Radio

Box 29

Girdwood, AK 99587

Karen Rakos


WSLU 89.5 FM

North Country Public Radio

The Folk Show

Canton, NY

Mike Alzo


WFMT 98.7

“The Midnight Special”

Rich Warren

Chicago, IL

If you hear The Swamp Brothers on a radio station near you, post it on my facebook page!