The Apple Of My Eye!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 2018 – Pleasant Valley Orchard – Shafer, MN


It couldn’t have been a more beautiful and perfect day if I could have imagined it myself!


Despite a little rain, the last day of September 2018 was a beautiful day to behold! I had the privilege of playing a Swanny Rose solo set at Pleasant Valley Orchard in Shafer, MN.


Apple orchards are easily in my top 5 places to visit. I’ve looked forward to my family’s adventures to local orchards each year since I was young and could easily sit on my Dad’s shoulders and pick the biggest and highest apples.


We’d typically share a loaf of bread, delicious meats, yummy cheeses and lots of cider (or wine! Shhh, don’t tell!) on a picnic blanket and of course, we’d snack on fresh picked apples, too. (Gotta make sure they’re good, right?!)


Getting a chance to perform at Pleasant Valley Orchard was extra special for me since I spent many years watching performers brave the cold to share their passions and always admired their fortitude and their talents.


It was incredibly sweet to see all the families having fun and reminisce about my childhood while playing. Even the young apple trees were inspiring; it’s beautiful to know that another generation of children will get to experience the joy that picking nature’s candy will bring. Plus, you can’t forget the baby chicks, hay rides and pumpkin patch, too! So much fun!


I was especially joyful having my husband in the audience and as my support team. My amazing MFFL (man friend for life) helped to produce my show and even changed the TWO guitar strings I managed to break while performing! He’s the greatest MFFL and I really don’t know what I’d do without him. After the long drive home, we finished off the day at a local pub with a body-warming dinner, a smile inducing on-tap root beer float, and some lovely conversation. Like l mentioned, the day couldn’t have been any more wonderful!


Hope you’re all enjoying your favorite fall activities with your loved ones! Share your stories and pictures in the comments! ⤵ I’d love to hear them!

XOXO’S Love, Swanny Rose ⚘


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Feeling Brew-vy!

I’m so excited to keep the trend going for performing at songwriting showcases this year, with the next one being at a fabulous brewery in my neck of the woods! Finally I get to play music closer to home, instead of driving at least an hour like I do to the majority of my performances! 😀 Wahoo!

Despite how much time I spend in the car getting to and from each event, it’s been a blast sharing my stories (real and imagined) with happy people who love music…thank you as always for your support, you make it possible to live my dream!


Join me tomorrow (Thursday September 27th, 2018) at Wayzata Brew Works in Wayzata, MN for a great night of songwriting hosted by Shane Martin and featuring Sailor Jerry, Mark Stone and yours truly, Swanny Rose.

Music starts at 7pm, and all ages are welcome at the showcase. Come grab a pint or a sampler flight and relax to some awesome local talent!

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XOXO’S Love, Swanny Rose ⚘



It’s Going To Flood In Stillwater Tonight….With Music!

I’m so psyched to play the Half Moon Rising Songwriters Showcase hosted by Laurel Hay tonight at Ziggy’s Restaurant in Stillwater, MN.


I’ve been enjoying wearing the songwriter title more this summer; I feel like I’m really getting back in touch with my roots and true purpose for performing and sharing music with the world. Because of that, I’ve been flooding my schedule with Songwriters Showcases, so stay tuned. But I especially hope to share my passion with you tonight at Ziggy’s…make sure to wear your galoshes 😉!


Join us from 6:30p-9:30p to hear lots of original music from several great songwriting artists performing in a Nashville style round. No cover charge; all ages are welcome. See you soon! 💜🎶💜🎶💜


Xoxo’s Love, Swanny Rose 🥀

Busy As A Bee!


Catch me as I’m buzzing around MN performing this weekend! I’m looking forward to great shows, great people and helping a great cause…hope to see you!

Thank you to everyone who supports local musicians and independent artists! We cannot live our dreams without you!

XOXO’s Love, Swanny Rose

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Friday 9.14 w/ Joe Flip @ Lone Oak Grill in Eagan, MN

8p-12a All Ages till 10pm, No Cover


Saturday 9.15 w/ This Is How We Duet @ Coon Rapids VFW for the Police Appreciation Event in Coon Rapids, MN

2:45p-5:15p All Ages, No Cover


Saturday 9.15 w/ BIG Sexy @ Jumpin Jacks in North Branch, MN

8:30p-12:30a All Ages till 10pm, No Cover


Sunday 9.16 w/ This Is How We Duet @ Captain’s on Long Lake in Isanti, MN

3:30p-7:30p All Ages, No Cover


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Oh, What A Girls Night Out!


I love the chemistry that is building with Girls Night Out: A Tribute To The Superstar Women of Country in our first year together. It’s fast becoming one of my favorite tribute/cover bands I’ve had the privilege of performing with. Last night at Captain’s on Long Lake in Isanti just felt so good and my long-time area fans were excited to see me in a new product  (that they all loved!)


Girls Night Out features the classic female country greats including Loretta, Dolly, Patsy and Reba through to modern day hit-makers such as Carrie, Miranda, Gretchen and more. Girls Night Out is all about heart, harmonies and having a hootin and hollerin good time!


With an 8-piece band full of talent and passion–where 7 of 8 members can sing and 5 of 8 are multi-instrumentalists–I never get bored and I always have fun.


Plus, we’re building a little Girls Night Out family, and nothing says success and potential more than a family dynamic in a band. The harmonies we sing have even been described as “family harmonies,” and that is a prized compliment in the country music world.


I am so blessed to be a part of this group, and I know I speak for everyone when I say we hope you come out to see us for a Girls Night Out soon! Click here to follow Girls Night Out on Facebook! Thanks for the Like!

Swanny Rose at the Great Minnesota Get Together!


It was better than fair, it was freaking awesome!

The Minnesota State Fair is always a blast, and this year did not disappoint!! I had a fantastic day meeting the Buz’n 102.9 crew and singing with the amazing talent on Women In Country Wednesday! And of course, the fan support was amazing! Thank you – live music wouldn’t exist without you!

Listen to our pre-show interview with Lucas and PT-Paul Thomas here –> BUZ’N 102.9 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR PRE-SHOW INTERVIEW – 8.29.2018

Lucas, Swanny, Karina, Morgan, Dayna, Erica

This was by far my favorite year performing, since I had a chance to feature my original music! I also sang a few fabulous femme group tunes with [pictured from left to right above] Karina Kern, Dayna Koehn and Erica Hanson, which was super fun! We definitely impressed the fair crowd with some beautifully improvised 4-part harmonies and creative hand percussion. I think we impressed ourselves, too! HA!


Plus (as if the day wasn’t already wonderful enough) I got to go to the fair with my Man Friend For Life (MFFL), meet country star Morgan Evans who is hanging with Lucas from Buz’n 102.9 in the picture below. His superstar lady friend Kelsea Ballerini also showed up to say hi! And THEN my amazing life-long friends (and career long super-supporters) even surprised me and hung out after the show! Thanks T, Rese, A-B, and the newest cutie, Lil’ L. Xoxo’s – Love you all! I even heard that one of their families is now obsessed with my original camp song, “Golf Cart Ride”…how cool!

Lucas from Buz’n 102.9 and country superstar Morgan Evans

Lastly, but most importantly, I’d like to send out a Very Special Thanks to Paul Thomas, Buz’n 102.9, and the Midwest Country Music Music Association for making this opportunity possible and for hosting local songwriters at the Buz’n 102.9 MN State Fair booth, on the radio, and at Midwest CMA Showcases and other local events! Your support is invaluable to our community and I appreciate you all!


Music On A Stick!

Join Swanny Rose for her return to the Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday August 29th! Catch her performing her original songs at the Buz’N 102.9 booth with other local songwriters [Karina Kern Music, Erica Hanson Music, Dayna Koehn] from 6-7:30pm. Grab your food on a stick and settle in for some great local music on a stick hosted by PT (Paul Thomas) from Buz’N 102.9!

Click here for the FB Event! See you at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!39509075_2024346427615384_4163711609375555584_o

Team Tunes!

This Is How We Duet – In Life And In Music

I’m pretty lucky to have the pleasure of “doing life” and writing, producing shows and performing (my favorite parts of doing life) with my equally talented husband in our duo, This Is How We Duet. Check out our version of Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman below.

At Acqua Restaurant, one of our favorite lakeside venues in Forest Lake, MN