Fifty Year Flood

Fifty Year Flood


Fifty Year Flood is an eclectic blend of alternative roots rock and power pop simmered in a psychedelic broth. Infectious hooks and tightly crafted musicianship meld with a powerful live presence to create a fresh sound that gives a respectful nod to the past, while striving to break new ground.


Fifty Year Flood is the ass-kicking musical brainchild of Ken and Elise Jones, John Dzubay, Chris Stivers, Art Lubin, and James Kamp. Ken and Elise have been making music together for fifteen years, and have released two cd's in the last four years -- It Smells Like Rain, under the moniker Slim Jim Swim Fins, and, in 2006, Fifty Year Flood's In the Moment. In 2007, they were joined by drummer John Dzubay, who brought another creative layer to the band's sound with his infectious jangle-pop songwriting abilities. Spring of 2008 saw the band recruit guitarist Chris Stivers, and in October, 2008, the band's creative vision was finally realized with the additions of bassist Art Lubin and multi-instrumentalist James Kamp. In just a few weeks, Fifty Year Flood has redefined itself as one of Western Carolina's most promising new rock bands, and are itching to share their original tunes with the area's discerning music glitterati. Influences include Iron & Wine, Neil Young, Farmer Not So John, Kathleen Edwards, Gomez, Tom Waits, Gillian Welch, Ween, The New Pornographers, Lucinda Williams, PJ Harvey, Alejandro Escovedo, The Replacements, Richard Thompson, Led Zeppelin, Elvis C, REM, The Pixies, The Beatles, Spoon, Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams, The Stones, The Shins, Buddy & Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris, Blind Melon, Wilco, Big Star, Elliot Smith, The Sadies


It Smells Like Rain (2004)
In the Moment (2006)

Set List

We currently have over two hours of original music, and are constantly adding new material. We also have a long list of covers which we would consider peppering the setlist with, depending on the mood of the show. Bands we cover include REM, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Led Zepplin, Chaka Khan & Rufus, Townes van Zandt, and Bonnie Raitt.