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"On the Porch, good Company, sippin' on old Whiskey"

Very Enjoyable. Easy Listning without being BORING ol' fart music!! Original, Cruizy, Rockin' Rollin' down the dirt Track kinda Bluesy Tunes that suit a Mellow Sunday Session or a Full Blown Party. If I'm not sent a copy for my Radio programs..I'll buy one or two anyway for the Car & the House.
- Jayme Hanjin; from 107.3 Heritage FM BLUES Radio

"Greg Haynes - Best of 2005"

Rumdummies' "Too Dum to Quit" (Swampjangle): A groovy gumbo of rock, funk and blues from local music vets - Albany Times Union

"Buy This Album"

"You have to hear these guys to believe...absolutely fantastic musicians and great songs."
Uncle Greg - iTunes

"Listen Here, Erik Hage"

This is not simply a group of vets passively reflecting on their sepia-toned years, but a vital unit with a clear, distinct vision and a lushly produced debut album in hand (the self-deprecatingly titled Too Dum to Quit). The album is a raucous mix of blues, pop, world music and reggae.

- Metroland Magazine

"On The Beat, Greg Haymes"

“These guys definitely ain't dumb. The debut disc uncorks the band’s swamp-jangle sound like a jar of sonic white lightning. This is the real thing.”

- Times Union, Albany, NY

"Live and Lively, Don Wilcock"

“…able to bridge the gap between pop hooks and slash and burn rootsy guitar licks.”

- The Record, Troy NY

"Brent Hallenbeck"

“That guitar work of Nelson’s is the first thing you notice…”

- Buzz Magazine, Albany,NY

"Michael Eck"

“None of the Above,” a witty send-up love song with a twist…”

- The Times Union, Albany, NY

"Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo"

“Al is a great, great drummer, and he was a pretty experienced band member at that time…We were pretty much novices, and we learned a lot from Al…”

- Metroland, Albany, NY

"With the Outlaws, Palace Theater, Albany, NY"

"Rumdummies make it all about the music. " - The Gazette, Schenectady NY


"Too Dum To Quit", 11 song CD
Available on CD Baby

Radio Airplay:

WKZE 98.1 FM
Sharon, Connecticut

BluesTime with Bjorn Wiksaas
Tuesday 8.00-10.00pm (norwegian time, GMT + 1h)
Air: FM 106,9
Web radio:
Kristiansand, Norway
"Darlin' Honey Bee"

Midnight Special Blues - Paris, France
"Boil That Turpentine"

CFBX 92.5 FM 5 Watts
Kamloops, BC

Amercana Roots Radio
Recent album adds

WQNR 99.9 THE ROCK - Auburn AL
"Rumdummies are not just getting airplay on my morning show, but 24/7 on WQNR. My Biscuit's Got a Hole is a certifiable hit!"
Wildman Steve

BluesBeat - hosted by Geoff Pegler
5EFM Victor Harbor, 3HOT-FM Mildura, CRN Satellite
Victor Harbor SA 5211 Australia
"Darlin' Honey Bee", "Mapping the Over Yonder"

AT THE CROSSROADS - syndicated roots radio
Kamloops, British Columbia
Hosted by Brant Zwicker

KDHX - St. Louis, Missouri
"Stumble in the Dark" hosted by James Mullins
"Can't Let it Slide"

WKZE 98.1 FM – Sharon, Connecticut
The “Off the Beat-n-Track Radio Show” hosted by Todd Mack
"Savanna Sky"

WEQX 102.7 FM – Manchester, Vermont
“EQX-Posure” hosted by Jason Irwin
"Boil That Turpentine"

WRPI 91.5 FM – Troy, New York
“Hello Pretty City” hosted by Laura Glaser
“The No Name Show” hosted by Lee McComber
"Stormy Monday Blues" hosted by Steve Daub

104.9 LOVE FM – Latham, New York
“Acoustic Kaleidoscope” hosted by Jim Barrett


Feeling a bit camera shy


Rumdummies describe their own music as "Swamp-jangle"; seamlessly combining pop and roots songwriting with the blues and world rhythms. The four members’ careers span the globe and four decades of making music. From the late sixties urban blues scene of Providence, Rhode Island, to the outback of West Australia; to Hot Springs, Arkansas and New York City, Rumdummies have combined their histories and experience to continue making great music.
Pat Conover (lead vocals, harmonica) moved from Southern California at the age of 13 to Arkansas, where he took up the music business in earnest. He has played throughout the South, headlining and opening for other musical incorrigibles like ZZ Top, The Night Hawks, Roy Buchanon, Bloodrock, and others. Since moving to Upstate New York he has sung in several regional bands: The Night Kings, Imaginary Friend and the Boneshakers.
Todd Nelson (guitar, vocals) began playing in bands at age 10. Thanks to a church basement coffeehouse, he was influenced by players in the Providence, Rhode Island blues scene who would eventually become Roomful of Blues (Duke Robillard) and The Fabulous Thunderbirds (Preston Hubbard, Fran Cristina). While doing studio work in the Woodstock, New York area,Todd performed on Aimee Mann’s “Whatever” release and Raisinhead's "Back to the Tracks". He recorded demos with songwriters Jules Sheer and Marshall Crenshaw as well as drummer Gary Burke (Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson). He also backed up singer-songwriter Pal Shazar, and was a member of Tornado Bait (featuring production by Terry Adams of NRBQ), as well as Boston's Wheelers and Dealers. As a founding member of Fear of Strangers, formerly The Units, he helped put Albany's early 80's New Wave music scene on the national map.
Steven Clyde (bass, keyboards, vocals) hooked up with Richie Havens and Buzzy Linhart in New York City. Upstate, Steven Clyde (a.k.a. “Clyde Davies”) swung with the Rockin’ Dakotas, Tex Rubinowitz and the Bad Boys, and later, ventured out with his own band. He has since toured with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, The Neanderthals (featuring Eddie Angel of Los Straightjackets), the Lustre Kings, (in which he is also a featured songwriter), Blotto, and Johnny Rabb and the Jailhouse Rockers.
Al Kash (drums) began his professional career in Perth, West Australia. His first recording was with Blackfeather. Their LP of 1971, "At the Mountains of Madness", is still bought and sold on eBay. Al sailed back to the USA in 1976 where he played drums in Florida for Tiger Tiger, a Miccosukee Indian band. He overshot New York City and continued north to form Fear of Strangers. Al finally made it to NYC in 1982 when he joined Fly to France, which later morphed into Canada's Blue Rodeo. Since then Al has toured with his Australian friend, slide guitarist Dave Hole, and with 60's blues rockers Savoy Brown; he has recorded with Billy C. Farlow ( formerly with Commander Cody), The Lustre Kings, and many more artists in Australia and the US.