Swamp Rabbit Railroad represents the tradition of American folk revival music established by artists like Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan, while also creating innovative and socially-pertinent tunes in the modern folk setting. Like folk songwriters of the past, this husband and wife duo seeks to be a voice for its generation. The Casons’ unique blend of harmonies creates a haunting and beautiful sound that captures the essence of the foothills in which they were formed while their onstage chemistry captivates the attention of any audience.
Forming in 2010 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains as the Swamp Rabbit Trio, Tyler and Lauren Cason found that their chemistry in marriage carried through into their songwriting and musical composition. The couple met while studying music, and both have Master’s degrees in music. The group emerged in 2016 as Swamp Rabbit Railroad—the name being influenced from the vast history of South Carolina—and have since performed numerous shows across the southeast.
Swamp Rabbit Railroad has recently released a spiritual folk album entitled, Down by the Riverside, with Nashville artists/producers David Mullen and Akil Thompson. The album features fresh arrangements of spiritual folk songs, hymns, and two new original songs. The duo also has full sets of original music that they plan to record in the coming year.