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Swamp Dogg with Special Guest Tami Neilsen

July 21, 2023

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Two dynamic, one-of-a-kind musical personalities will take the stage on one incredible evening at the Capitol Theatre. Described as one of the "great cult figures of 20th century music," 77-year-old Jerry Williams a/k/a Swamp Dogg, began making music R&B and soul music as Little Jerry Williams at only 12 years old, earning several charting hits through the years. Working with Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records and Macon's Phil Walden, he re-emerged in 1970 as Swamp Dogg, a musical vigilante upholding truths both personal and political with the album Total Destruction To Your Mind, about which record critic Robert Cristgau later wrote, "Soul-seekers like myself are moderately mad for the obscure album." He also wrote the Johnny Paycheck hit, "Don't Take Her (She's All I Got), along with his best friend, Gary U.S. Bonds. He has released multiple albums including 2018's Love, Loss and Autotune and in 2020, the country-tinged Sorry You Couldn't Make It, featuring John Prine, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Jenny Lewis.

Tami Neilson, a multi-award winning artist born in Canada and currently residing in New Zealand, has been described as “a red-hot honky-tonker landing somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication." Rolling Stone called her “a fire-breathing belter on her own terms." ​In Summer 2022 she released her highly anticipated album Kingmaker. The first single "Beyond The Stars", a duet with Willie Nelson, was well-received by fans of both artists. They sang the duet live at Luck Reunion in March, and video of that performance has since gone viral.