I’ve learned an amazing lesson over the years, the impact of which seems to have intensified recently to my great surprise and satisfaction…

The lesson?

It’s far more valuable to celebrate and involve yourself with the people, places and activities you are passionate about if you’re seeking real success. Doing what you love is much like wearing a fantastic outfit or having a great hair day…when you look and feel good people notice you and will gradually want to see more. Doing something you dislike or maintaining a relationship out of a sense of obligation will merely make you unhappy, and you won’t be the only one who notices your discomfort.

While there has been my fair share of “ugly” days where nothing seemed possible, I have spent the year focusing on the things I love most, which include writing songs (especially silly ones) and performing them live for audiences everywhere. It’s been a total blast, and I’ve enjoyed my adventures and meeting a ton of new people!

Because of the effort put forth in “getting myself out there” as a Singer-Songwriter again, I was greatly blessed to share my songs at The Cedar Cultural Center on Halloween night this year, as the opening guest for folk legend LoudonWainright III.

Here is a small snippet of a very special song from that evening celebrating my love of: writing and singing silly songs, Jameson Irish Whiskey, live performance, and making others laugh!

Please enjoy “Ode to Jameson” (aka “Jamey”) by Swanny Rose. Hey…Jameson Irish Whiskey…call me if you need a hott new jingle!! πŸ˜‰ ‡

Thanks for watching, commenting, sharing and for all of your support for live music!

XOXO’s Love Swanny Rose πŸ’–βš˜πŸ’–


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I’ve had such an incredible year and can’t wait for more changes to come my way in 2019! Here’s a few highlights:

I’ve lost 25 pounds and gained a new healthier mindset, I performed with folk legend Loudon Wainright III at the Cedar Cultural Center, I found out my brother (best man at my wedding) is engaged and planning his own marriage, I began writing and performing…AND recording…my original music again after a very long hiatus, I joined a great new band and formed a really special new band of my own, I rediscovered my passion for cooking and my kitchen and freezer are feeling the love, I lost a best buddy to pet heaven, performed at the BUZ’N 102.9 (now, The Wolf 102.9) stage at The Minnesota State Fair, I played track shows for the first time with a new duet partner and made great strides with my husband and wife duo, I joined the awesome non-profit, volunteer-run Midwest Country Music Association which has been a true blessing in my career, made a ton of new friends and grew my personal and business networks, and generally found out that despite dealing with regular challenges that everyone faces, my life is pretty amazing and I am lucky to be living it. Thank you to everyone who has helped make it wonderful!

XOXO’s Love Swanny Rose πŸ’–βš˜πŸ’–

Swanny Rose performing her original “love” song “Ode To Jameson” at The Cedar Cultural Center opening for folk legend Loudon Wainright III.

Swanny Rose recording her original song, “My Pearl” with Inside Insomnia Productions in Waite Park, MN.

It’s been quite a year for me, and I’m so excited to add RECORDING MY ORIGINAL SONGS to the amazing adventure that has been 2018.

I started with 4 of my favorite songs (Golf Cart Ride, Why The Hell Can’t I?, My Pearl, and A Parent’s Prayer) this past weekend with my good friend Kyle Primus (and his snuggly and adorable assistant, Tito the Chihuahua) at Inside Insomnia Productions.

My amazing husband, Matt Huttner (who is the most awesome support team and my bass player) also added his flavor to the tracks and hopefully this weekend I’ll be adding the backbeat with my drummer, Donnie Doyle.

Here’s a snippet of my epic 6:30 song called “My Pearl” for your enjoyment. Stay tuned for more!

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Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

XOXO’s Love Swanny Rose πŸ’šβš˜πŸ’š

I’ve had so many wonderful changes, experiences and achievements in my life this year I often feel like it isn’t even really happening to me! There’s never been a chapter of my journey on this sea of life that has wowed me quite so much, and it feels like the wave isn’t stopping anytime soon! I’m so thankful for this ride and I can’t wait for the adventure to continue!

I’m most grateful for all of the humans (friends, family, colleagues, strangers) who are continuing to help me grow and learn in both my personal life and business endeavors. I’m also constantly amazed with allΒ  the love and support I’ve felt in pursuing my dream of performing my own original music!

I figured since its Thanksgiving Weekend here in the US, I’ll share a few of my favorite moments that I’m grateful for from 2018:

⚘Opening For Loudon Wainright III at the beautiful Cedar Cultural Center in Uptown, Minneapolis…




⚘Songwriters Showcases where I’ve performed with uber talented folks from all over the Twin Cities and beyond, at all sorts of awesome new venues, where I’ve met absolutely incredible new fans and friends…




Swanny Rose & The Buds Live at The Dog House Bar and Grill in Maplewood, MN Featuring Opener Erica Hanson – Click To Watch The Show!

That’s Erica Hanson in the middle and our good friend Karina Kern on the left ‡




⚘My Hubby and the best dang duet/life partner a girl could ever ask for…



⚘All the time I get to spend in nature playing music, gathering inspiration, breathing fresh air and enjoying all of the beauty in this creation we all share…





⚘All the amazing musicians I’ve had the privilege of performing with who continue to inspire my heart with their passion and talent…





Hope everyone is taking a moment to reflect on their lives – not just because it’s Thanksgiving – but simply because it’s a miracle we woke up and had the opportunity to live one more day. Sending so much love to you all!

XOXO’s Love Swanny Rose βš˜πŸ’šβš˜





Holy SH*T…. I’m opening for Loudon Wainright III tomorrow night at The Cedar Cultural Center!


This incredible news has been sinking in slowly since the email I received a couple weeks ago said Loudon’s management had chosen me as his counterpart for a Halloween night show! I almost didn’t believe it… seriously! He’s so funny and writes amazing songs, and I am beyond honored and excited to share the evening and the stage with him.

While I’ve had the privelegde of playing alongside some amazing acts in the past with my former bands (including Eddie Money, Kat Perkins, Candlebox and Smash Mouth), something about this show is positively freaking me out… I’ll be up there alone showcasing MY songs, with just MY voice and MY guitar!!! It’s pretty terrifying, but I know once it’s over I will have a smile that’ll last me through New Years Eve (at least)!


I just want to extend a big giant Thank You to EVERYONE who has made this moment possible for me through your support, love, money, lessons, time, energy and more. There’s too many of you to name, but know that I carry you all forever in my mind, and sing with my whole heart and soul for each one of you at every show.

Here’s the write up for tomorrow’s show in the City Pages…


And the write up in the Star Tribune… (Thanks for sharing this Donnie Doyle!)

Loudon and Swanny at The Cedar

I promise you will not regret buying tickets to this show… Loudon will make you laugh, cry, and laugh so hard that you cry… and I hope I can do the same!

Please contact the box office at 612.338.2674 to purchase tickets or head to thecedar.org to buy online.

See you tomorrow!

XOXO’s Love Swanny Rose πŸ’•πŸ’•βš˜βš˜πŸ’•πŸ’•

I’m so excited to perform at Zylstra Harley Davidson on Saturday October 27th for their end of season sale! Join me from 11am-2pm!


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XOXO’s Love, Swanny Rose πŸ’•βš˜πŸ’•

I had a good friend share an observation about our society the other day. He commented about how we don’t pay attention to the little things anymore. We forget there is a big ol’ world out there that dwarfs our tiny span of focus, which is dwindling more and more with the passing days; technology has clouded our ability to see the simple beauty all around us. He shared with me that it inspires him to watch a fellow co-worker look up at the night sky without fail each night when he crosses the threshold of the company. He doesn’t pull his phone out immediately, or run to the car and zoom away at warp speed. He takes the time look up and observe the beautiful sky that is always there sparkling above us each night.

tree on the way to the mountain
Digital Painting by Swanny Rose

It reminded me of the days as a young girl when my family spent nights in sleeping bags on our back porch watching shooting stars, or laying in the grass in summer with my mom imagining all the shapes we saw in the clouds were real dinosaurs, flowers or airplanes. When I wrote the song posted below, I was thinking of those simpler, kinder, more connected times. It’s my musings about taking a moment out of your hectic life to look up at the clouds or the night stars, or look left or right at the human you love standing next to you, or look behind you and make sure you have not left destruction in your life’s wake. Please, just take ta few minutes for yourself today and look up!

Listen here! ‡

“Cloud-gazing” by Swanny Rose

What did you see when you looked up today? Share a photo or your story in the comments!


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XOXO’S Love, Swanny Rose