Hey Fan-mily! Great news! My first single is available to Pre-Save NOW! Click the hyperfollow link to ➡ Pre-Save “A Parent’s Prayer” before it goes live on your fave streaming/for purchase platforms on November 22nd (11.22.2019) at 11:22am CST.
This Friday I’ll be 36 years old. Its hard to believe, but I have been performing for nearly 34 years!!! I often feel I am dreaming, but I am fully aware of the absolute blessing it is to be able to perform for a living. I could not do it without your generous financial contributions (booking shows via swannyrose.com/contact, leaving tips @ swannyrose.com/support), your copious amounts of encouragement, requests, clapping and cheers, and most important of all – your love.
Here’s some more memories…and make sure to watch the original show in the link above!
KIDS Show PSA: my favorite new show is… Wee Wednesdays at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis, and I’ll be there the 3rd Wednesday of every month in 2020, so mark your calendars!
With Street Talk at Berne Wood Fired Pizza – amazing band, amazing crowd and amazing wood fired pizza (they sold over 800 that night!)
With The Alex Zackary Band belting some Aretha! These guys are always a blast @
My fabulous Duet Partner Joe Flip doing an amazing solo in this super fun wedding crowd!
Recording MY original songs!! But, my darling Fan-mily, hold your pants on for the releases, because I’m takin’ my sweet time! 😉
THANK YOU FAN-MILY for supporting me through the years! You rock!
So its been one crazy year, and I’ve had an especially busy summer, but it culminated in one very special showcase at 102.9 The Wolf’s booth at The Minnesota State Fair — a massive amalgamation of crunchy, greasy, and ooey-gooey foods-on-stick, craft everything from beers to blankets, talented local and national musicians on practically every corner, plenty of vomit-inducing carnival rides and the most amazing people watching on planet Earth — where they smashed attendance records for 2019.
I was feeling so lucky to be a part of this blue-ribbon season with my return to the 102.9 The Wolf Stage. My dear friend DJ PT – Paul Thomas debuted my first single released on their station just in time for Fair Promo on the Hometown Country Show! I finally got to hear my beautiful song live on the radio!
It was also an honor to have the evening hosted by the one and only DJ Mandy James. Apparently I’m the first artist she met in MN and it was her one year anniversary of getting hired at the station. A cool moment in her-story for sure!
In keeping with the first ever Swanny Rose original release, I played 15 of my original compositions at The Minnesota State Fair and enjoyed every second of sharing my creations! Some songs I played for the 200th or so time, others were debuted right there on that stage. The best part was having my very best friends (and their adorable kids) and my amazing family there to support me. 💖 Thanks SO MUCH to those people, who ought to know who they are!
And after all the #musiconastick, its time to toast the fall weather moving in, maybe with a little apple cider?! I’m getting ready for what’s becoming an annual show at Pleasant Valley Orchard on September 14th. Join me for two different shows (rain or shine – music is under a tent): 1-4pm will be a mix between my KIDS Show and my usual set, geared more toward families. From 5-7pm I will be showcasing more adult-friendly music (but please don’t worry, it’ll still be ok for the kids! 😉) I’m super excited to perform and then take home a bag of apples to cook copious amounts of my homemade applesauce!
What’s your favorite Fall activity? Share in the comments! ⤵⤵
Yesterday was an actual “Stormy Monday” here in Minnesota. We had several downpours with lightning and thunder and many of the communities nearby (including mine) had lots of hail, with reports of some pieces being as big as a lime!
This sampling of hail came from my Father’s company about 10 minutes from my home. I’m feeling pretty bad for all the folks who ended up with cracked windshields, dimpled and dented cars and ruined siding and roofing on their houses. I’m sure there’ll be lots of calls to insurance companies in the next few days!
Fortunately, the cure to all ailments (in my opinion), is a good old fashioned dose of music. So here is a clip of me singing “Stormy Monday” by The Allman Bros. at Brookside Bar and Grill in Marine on St. Croix, MN from a few weeks ago. I’m joined by one of my duet partners, Joe Flip, as well as our guest, Dave, who rips up a harmonica solo. Enjoy!
My musical creation, my first solo EP, my amazing pearl…is growing slowly but surely and it’s going to be so beautiful! I simply cannot wait to share it! It has been a dream come true to finally record my songs!
I spent another session working with my amazing engineer, Kyle Primus, this past Sunday. We focused heavily on editing two existing tracks (“Golf Cart Ride” and “My Pearl”) to get them just right. Here’s a clip of “My Pearl” which probably has the most modern vibes of all the songs chosen to be on this EP. It even has some synth parts, which were an unexpected addition!
I also laid down guitar lines for a song called “What’ll I Do Without You?” Turns out I had one of those moments with this song where it just wasn’t going right and my vision of what the song was “supposed to look like” was quickly dashed. It’s disappointing sometimes, when your plans are halted. But nonetheless, all I could do is move onward and upward!
All it took to finally nail the new song was …stripping away my pick and using my fingers instead, focusing on a tempo that balanced the separate grooves I wanted in the beginning and end, not singing while tracking my guitar parts, and generally just playing with more feeling… yep, that’s all it took. 😉
Despite a long session with some frustrations and lots of tedious listening, it was so fun and I’m excited to get back soon for another round of recording. Plus snuggling with Tito, the world’s best Chihuahua-Pekingese mix ever, was a sweet cherry on the top of the sundae.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support me by subscribing, encouraging, donating and sharing my music and my shows. It means the world to have you behind me!
I have a #minitour Thursday night. Join me for PT on the Patio at Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge in Minneapolis from 5-8pm. Then follow me to Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake for round two of Swanny Rose live local music.
On Saturday the 8th I’ll be performing at “Rock Out, Roll Out” at Zylstra Harley Davidson in Elk River from 11am-2pm. This event is free and open to the public, however, if you want to Demo a bike Please Register (For Free) here for your slot —> Register to Demo a Harley!
Next week I’m headed to the legendary Glueks Bar and Grill in Minneapolis on Thursday June 13th from 9:30pm-12:30am. My uber talented friends, Mike Green and Reuben Rodriguez will be joining me for part of the show! You can also catch me with a new friend, Mark Stone, at the St. Francis Legion on Saturday the 15th from 7pm-11pm for our “Dirty Duets” Duo.
On June 21st, I am So Excited to play a Carrie Underwood Pre-Party at Loews Hotel Minneapolis. I’ll be in the beautiful lounge from 4pm-7pm singing your favorite covers and awesome Swanny Rose original tunes, too!
Then I’ll be closing out the month with my duet partner, Joe Flip! Join us Wednesday the 26th at Champps Eden Prairie 6pm-10pm and Saturday the 29th at Running Aces Casino from 8pm-12am!