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Jon Swift

Sound description

Rich and thoughtful lyrics evoke the solitude and adventure of the American West, as Swift explores in verse the frontiers of personal introspection, relationships and intimacy.

RIYL

Townes Van Zandt, Will Oldham, Bob Dylan, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Timmy Curran, M. Ward

Audio clips

"Ballad of Big Sur" "Invisible Highway" "There May Be No End"

Influences

Mississipi John Hurt, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janes Addiction

Discography

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Jon Swift was born in New York, raised in San Diego, and as of 2010 is back in San Diego via Los Angeles, Berkeley, Big Sur and Hawaii.

The first of his three self-produced albums is an intimate set of home recordings called 15 Songs by Jon Swift (2001). The second album Coming & Going (2003) was recorded in studios across Ventura County. Pathway (2008) was created and recorded mostly in Swift's home studio in Hawaii, while his 2009 release The Drifter Sessions is an EP of songs recorded for the movie The Drifter.

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