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John Swardson

John Swardson

Americana Minneapolis, MN  US
Blood Moon (rough)
Blood Moon (rough)
Lucky Man
Lucky Man
Dancing In The Dark (Springsteen)
Dancing In The Dark (Springsteen)
Senseless Transgressions (Silver Dust)
Senseless Transgressions (Silver Dust)


John Swardson Singer/Songwriter


  • 2014

    Dec 5

    Minneapolis, MN, US | 8:00pm

    Songwriter Night. Tonight's theme is "Ice".

  • 2014

    Oct 25

    Trempealeau, WI, US | 8:00pm

    Solo with my friend Ryan Holweger

  • 2014

    Oct 18

    Saint Paul, MN, US | 6:00pm

    Rock N Roll fest at the turf in st paul. Bad Blood! set time tba

  • 2014

    Oct 11

    Minneapolis, MN, US | 12:00pm

    The return of my band Bad Blood. Hullabaloo Festival at Indeed Brewey. 10 bands. music starts at noon. Bad Blood at 7.

  • 2014

    Sep 18

    Minneapolis, MN, US | 8:00pm

    Songwriter Night. 4 song solo sets by all these great songwriters. One song of each set has been written specifically for this night and debuted on this night. The song will revolve around the line "broken toys".



John Swardson

Vocals, guitar


Sounds Like: Solo Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Neil Young

Bio: My name is John Swardson, I'm a singer-songwriter based in Minneapolis. I have 2 records out, (Ablaze 2006, and Silver Dust 2008) that are available on itunes. I put out a record with my band Get Gone called 'Dogs in the Woods' in the summer of 2012 which is also available on itunes. Get Gone has...See Full Bio

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John Swardson has a show on 12/05/2014 at 08:00 PM @ First Avenue & 7th ... in Minneapolis, MN http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5d6d1g #concert


"...Gorgeous, soul-soothing batch of back-parlor picking, devil-may-care ditties, and high lonesome, love-lost-to-the-trail tales....dribbles of Eddie Vedder's laconic delivery, shooters of Gram Parsons ancient soul-wisdom, and the genius-laden, inebriated schoolroom rowdiness of Robert Polard."

— Tom Hallett, Pulse of the Twin Cities

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