Formed by the banks of the Tay, Swamp Chicken are a new stringband playing old time music in Scotland. The band were brought together by mutual friends met on travels throughout Australia, the UK and the USA. Drawing on many years of old time, bluegrass and Americana experience, Theo Barnard (Wire & Wool), Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!), Jeri Foreman (Astro Cobalt) and Michael Starkey (Wayward Jane) combine guitar, fiddles, clawhammer banjo and mandolin to bring the sounds of the Appalachian mountains to Scotland. The quartet are driving the old time music scenes in their respective homes of Edinburgh, Melbourne, Glasgow and Dunkeld. With a passion for source recordings and a flair for offering new tunes to the tradition, Swamp Chicken are bursting with musical joy and that oldtimey groove!