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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!

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My new T-shirt says: “You heard me on 102.9 The Wolf”

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!

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Me with the radio rockstar Mandy James!

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. πŸ’– Thanks SO MUCH to those people, who ought to know who they are!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SWANNY ROSE FACEBOOK LIVE FROM THE 102.9 THE WOLF STAGE AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR!

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! πŸ˜‰) I’m super excited to perform and then take home a bag of apples to cook copious amounts of my homemade applesauce!

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What’s your favorite Fall activity? Share in the comments! ‡‡

XOXO’s Love Swanny Rose 😘⚘

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!

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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. πŸ˜‰

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!

So much love…

XOXO’S Love Swanny Rose ⚘

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Check out my upcoming shows!

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Hope to see you all soon! Have a great day!

XOXO’S Love Swanny Rose ⚘

 

So it happened! I released my first Swanny Rose single ever – “A Parent’s Prayer” – with my friend Brian Powers on the Homegrown Show on BOB FM yesterday!

Here’s the link to the full show (exclusive first spin @ 37 min):

Releasing my own original music has been a dream for so many years, and I’m so excited to finally share the fruits of 33 years of practice, performance, and passion to the world!

My goal is to produce around a 6 song “rustic” EP with my friend-gineer Kyle Primus of Inside Insomnia Productions which will be available for download hopefully by the end of summer.

If you feel inspired to help with the costs involved in the production process, please visit swannyrose.com/donate to submit a secure tip or you can send a direct payment to @swannyrosemusic on PayPal.

Thanks, as always, for supporting independent musicians like me. Having my fan-mily to share this adventure with is a true blessing!

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I’m sharing my first ever Swanny Rose single exclusively with my friend Brian Powers on the Homegrown Show on BOB FM. I’m so excited for the first spin of “A Parent’s Prayer” to air during our live interview and performance from 5-6pm CT!

Stream anywhere from mybobcountry.com or tune in locally on 106.1 (Twin Cities), 107.5 (Faribault), or 105.5 (St. Cloud).

As ALWAYS, thank you for your love and support. Without my fan-mily there really isn’t any purpose to my performance.

To support the release of my upcoming EP, Please follow this link to my digital tip jar! Thank you 😘

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I’m so excited to give my fan-mily a preview of my very first single, “A Parent’s Prayer,” on Sunday, May 26th. To hear this EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN, tune into the BOB FM Homegrown Show with Brian Powers from 5pm-6pm CT.

To listen locally in Minnesota, tune your dial to 105.5 (St. Cloud), 106.1 (Twin Cities), or 107.5 (Faribault). To stream anywhere (or to hear the archived show) go to mybobcountry.com.

This is such a special moment in my 33 year performance career. And I am lucky to have worked with two of my favorite humans in fulfilling the vision I had for this recording. This morning I heard the final mix and blubbered through the whole thing – that’s how I knew it was perfect.

Who are these two amazing humans, you ask?

Firstly, my husband and musical soul mate Matt added a simple, warm bass line that feels like a hug and a heartbeat with his rich tone and gentle pulsing pattern. His unending encouragement, support and talent have helped to push me to focus more on my original music and for that I’m eternally grateful.

Second, my engineer and one of my all-time favorite percussionists added his skill at recording and his simple, thoughtful percussion to complete my rustic vision for “A Parent’s Prayer.” Kyle Primus of Inside Insomnia Productions is amazing inside and out – if you ever need an engineer who can masterfully produce anything from Americana to Metal, he’s your guy!

Thank you to everyone who has helped make me the performer I am today. I appreciate your time, talent, love and enduring support. Without my fan-mily there really isn’t any purpose to living the creative life. I create for you all and hope you enjoy the fruits of my labor!

“A Parent’s Prayer” will not be available immediately for sale, as I plan to release an EP with some of my favorite creations together, hopefully later this year. So keep your eyes peeled and be sure to tune into my interview on the BOB FM Homegrown Show with Brian Powers on Sunday as you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.

XOXO’S Love Swanny Rose ⚘