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John Swardson / 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 disbanded but my new band Bad Blood debuted in the spring of 2013. We are in the process of mixing our debut record with a spring '17 release in mind.

I've been playing out for over 10 years now and frequent the stages of my favorite venues in the Twin Cities, First Avenue/7th St Entry, The Turf Club, The Aster Cafe, etc. I've also played clubs on both coasts including The Bitter End and Banjo Jim's in New York and Largo and Hotel Cafe' in LA and participated in SxSw. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with many great artists over the past few years including Sturgill Simpson, Gene Ween, Paul Kelly, Spider John Koerner, The Deep Dark Woods, Dax Riggs, Eddie Spaghetti from The Supersuckers, Ben Nichols from Lucero, and Echo and The Bunnymen.

I divide my time musically between writing for and recording with my band Bad Blood and playing and writing as a purely solo artist. A solo guitar/vocal record is a part of the next year as well. You can reach me here if we have something to chat about and if not thanks for stopping by and listening. I really appreciate it.


General Info

Band Members
John Swardson - Vocals/guitar
Artist Name
John Swardson
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Americana / country

Contact Info

Minneapolis, MN

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