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Most recent release, love and gold, 2001
Own, occasional cowriting
I haven't heard anything like this since the last good Jane Siberry album. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
love and gold is the first we've heard
See Gwen Swick's site for availability
Gwen Swick--vocals, backing vocals
Kevin Breit--electric guitar, 12-string banjo, mandocello
J. Richard Hutt
Gwen Swick's music is artfully done. She writes literary lyrics and paints evocative stories with them. Musically she has a lot of Jane Siberry's loose and free approach to songs. Love and Gold feels like a whole rather than a collection of moments. Not that there aren't stunning moments here. The opener "Amazed" is a lengthy, inspired piece. The slightly silly "Catsong" is a fine song too. Swick even rocks out convincingly on "Middle of a Hurricane".
Gwen Swick was formerly with traditional group, Tamarack, and with vocal group, Quartette.
Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for her work on this entry.
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