2020! 🤪

Well, we all know 2020 has been bizarre and our “regular” lives are all quite beyond recognition, but I am of the belief that we all have (or can) benefit in some way from the Covid-19 experience felt the world over; that somehow or another, we can still gain that new perspective, that elusive 20/20 vision, so to speak.

Personally, I’ve been on a performance hiatus – with the exception of a few streams on Facebook and a couple of live shows – but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been creating. In fact, I would have absolutely gone mad without my creative outlets.

Throughout 2020 I’ve been spending my time cooking for my family,

baking all sorts of delicious treats,

taking lots of pictures of beautiful things in nature,

and appreciating every single day of the season changes.

I’ve also been writing a ton of new original songs, playing with some sewing projects, and working on the initial brainstorming for some books I’ve been dreaming about for years.

One of my favorite challenges and fun musical endeavors has been recording imperfect “a capella kitchen versions” of songs on a super primitive app on my phone. Most have around 9 vocal tracks all recorded off of one scratch track that isn’t even in the final product! Plus, you can’t hear any of your previously recorded tracks, so it’s a bit difficult to even get it “close enough.”

You can find most of them on my Swanny Rose YouTube Channel or on my Instagram Page (@swannyrosemusic) so be sure to subscribe, leave a like on your favorites, and hit share! Thank you for your support!

Here is my most recent recording featuring highly varied outfits (both warm weather and cold weather) because we’ve had seasonal craziness here in Minnesota recently.

🎶🎶Swanny Rose A Capella Song🎶🎶

I mean seriously, we literally had temperatures between the 50s and the 80s, and then it SNOWed yesterday. Sheesh, so much for fall! 🤣

Hope everyone is tapping into their deeper selves today and doing something to grow your mind, heart and soul. Be well and be kind to one another so we can all make 2021 the best year of our (collective) lives.

XOXO’S Love Swanny Rose ⚘

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

Hey Fan-mily! As many of you know, I have not been performing during the Covid-19 shutdown. And despite venues re-opening, there are but a few in Minnesota that are including live music in their process. So, in an effort to stay sane, I’ve been indulging in my other creative habits.

In particular I love cooking, so I’ve had fun trying new recipes or making creations from my imagination. I shared more about this in my previous blog post, but here’s a pic for fun ⤵️

Homemade hand-chopped chicken patties and homemade pesto with fettuccine pasta.

I randomly decided to make a pair of jeans into a skirt since they weren’t fitting well anymore. Its all hand sewn–which was interesting (aka kind of hilarious) since I never sew–and that went decently well. I haven’t worn it and likely wont due to the sizing issue. However, it was a fun experiment and maybe I’ll pass it along to a friend if they don’t mind my jaggedly sewn lines which will hopefully look better as the frayed edges creep closer. #needtofixmysewingmachine

The back.

I also saved a long t-shirt that had belt holes from getting tossed by shredding tassels in the front and back. This one I wore recently and while it’s not totally perfect, I’m pleased with the results so far.

Somewhere along the way I finally found motivation to play with my garden. I had put it off for months, despite my intention to plant earlier this year. I typically plant in pots or large containers, which is my preferred method as a renter.

I’m so excited to announce that my very first jalapeno peppers are sprouting. I don’t really like to brag, but I’m proud to say that I actually kept this plant alive from last summer. It flowered indoors in late spring, but it really needed to be returned outside to the heat and given a little mulch to start producing this year. This plant pumped out the peppers last year, so I’m hoping for another successful season, especially because I want to try my hand at pickling and canning them this year! #wastenotwantnot #feelinghothothot

First pepper!
Second pepper peeking out of the flower!

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the hot summer. I’d love to hear about your creative endeavors, too…please leave a comment to tell me about them!

Be sure to like, share and subscribe! Thank you always for the support Fan-mily!

XOXO’S Love Swanny Rose ⚘



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You Are My Sunshine!

I just wanted to pop in here quickly and extend a HUGE thank you to all the folks who have supported me in various ways throughout the extremely strange year we are all experiencing. As a creative, its been particularly difficult to have my passion halted unexpectedly, especially since it’s also the source of my income.

So thank you to all of the folks who have:

followed me on social media,

sent donations to my PayPal or Venmo,

sent loving and supportive messages,

listened to me on the radio,

purchased or streamed my singer-songwriter singles or my instrumental EP,

and liked, shared or commented on my posts.

Also, if you’ve ever thrown up a prayer/good thoughts for me, I deeply appreciate it. I’ve got one for you, too.

You are all a source of sunshine in my life and I am grateful for you! The song below (“You Are My Sunshine” A Capella Version by Swanny Rose) is dedicated to you, my Friends, Family and Fans 💞💞💞

XOXO’S Love Swanny Rose ⚘

“You Are My Sunshine”
A Capella Version by Swanny Rose

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My Pearl!

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!

So much love…

XOXO’S Love Swanny Rose ⚘


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Answered Prayers!

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!

XOXO’S Love Swanny Rose ⚘ IMG_20190526_180518