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 (www.folkradio.org). 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:
CKUT 90.3 FM,
Public Radio, Southern Colorado
WLRN Public Radio, Miami, FL
KGLT Public Radio,
KVMR/,Nevada City 89.5
Bowling Green, OH
Out of the Woods
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
Public Radio, Chicago
Folk on Sunday, 1431 AM & 104.7FM
Hastings, New Zealand
Kansas Public Radio
New Hampshire Public Radio
The Folk Show
What The Folk!
Sing Out! Radio Magazine
WNUR TheFolk Show
Northwestern University –Evanston/Chicago
Saratoga Springs, NY
120 Bridge Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
The Hudson River Sampler
WAMC-FM/Northeast Public Radio
KEUL FM 88.9 Glacier City Radio
Girdwood, AK 99587
WSLU 89.5 FM
North Country Public Radio
The Folk Show
“The Midnight Special”
If you hear The Swamp Brothers on a radio station near you, post it on my facebook page!