Swearingen and Kelli

Swearingen and Kelli

Jan 19, 2018 |  0 comments
Date: Jan 19, 2018 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $10 advance / $13 door Type: Americana-Folk
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“Honest songwriting, emotional, balanced vocals… poignant, yet haunting…” – The Daily Country

 Swearingen and Kelli remind us that timeless songs and melody can still be written in a generation where what is popular is copied and repeated over and over. Organic, honest, real, and unafraid of spilling their guts in their music, the newly Nashville-based husband-and-wife twosome of AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli (aka Swearingen and Kelli) challenge the listener in themes of fear of commitment, small town chatter and the haunting of past loves. They’re not your normal, run-of-the-mill love songs.

The sophomore album, The Marrying Kind (released 2017), is replete with full-throttle emotion and steeped in the sounds of Americana and country-folk–their music is layered with lap-steel and dobro inspired by David Lindley and Jerry Douglas, rich harmonies and “painted on a wide folkicana canvas inspired by the great songwriters of the 60s and 70s” -Mother Church Pew (Nashville). The first single off the record, the haunted Appalachian feeling “Annalise” was featured on Gretsch Guitars, while “Leaving Yourself” features Kelli’s vocal shining brightly over an anxiously written waltz – a song touted by Carnival Records as “part Norah Jones, part Paul Simon”.

The on and off stage chemistry between Swearingen and Kelli has led to some extraordinary things over the past few years; including writing and producing their own symphonic pop shows of music and having their song “You’re Not Here With Me” (from their debut album) recorded by folk icon Tom Rush.

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