An Evening With Swamp Dogg

Entertainment Weekly called maverick R&B auteur Swamp Dogg "a one of a kind musical genius,” and The Guardian dubbed him "the soul genius that time forgot."  Since the late 1960s, Swamp Dogg has been the principal musical outlet of psychedelic soul visionary Jerry Williams Jr.  Over the last five decades, the singer-songwriter-producer-pianist has released more than 30 albums showcasing his brutally honest, often howlingly funny songs, which mix classic Southern soul grooves with pointed, poignant lyrics that are both profound and profane, reflecting insightfully upon politics, war, race and the abiding mysteries of love and sex, and demonstrating a savage sense of humor as well as an instinctive aversion to hypocrisy.  In addition to his own releases, Swamp has also produced records and/or written songs for more artists than anyone can count, including Gene Pitney, Gary U.S. Bonds, Solomon Burke, Ruth Brown, Patti Labelle, the Drifters, Inez and Charlie Foxx, Dee Dee Warwick, Tommy Hunt, the Commodores, Freddie North, Guitar Shorty, Brooks O'Dell and Arthur Conley.  Currently, Swamp Dogg is in the midst of a resurgence of interest in his work, coinciding with a new series of remastered CD and vinyl reissues of his vintage albums, along with a selection of some of his most noteworthy production projects by L.A. based Alive NaturalsSound Records, including cult classic releases by Irma Thomas, Charlie Whitehead (aka Raw Spitt), Doris Duke, Z.Z. Hill, Lightnin' Slim, Wolfmoon and Sandra Phillips.  Please join us as we welcome Swamp Dogg to the Clive Davis Theater for an interview, moderated by guest host journalist Steve Hochman, and performance.