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Emma Swift

Emma Swift is an Australian-born songwriter, currently residing in the USA. A gifted singer inspired by Sandy Denny, Marianne Faithfull and a plethora of dead poets, she is currently working on a new album, tentatively titled “Slow Dancing With Ghosts”. The songs explore sex, death, spirituality, depression, redemption and radical self-acceptance.

In August 2020 she released the critically-acclaimed “Blonde On The Tracks”, a feminist reimagining of some of her favourite Bob Dylan tunes on Tiny Ghost Records. Source: Emma Swift



Emma Swift's Multitudes

Read "Emma Swift's Multitudes" reviewed by Eric Gudas

As its title suggests, Blonde on the Tracks, Australian-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Emma Swift's first full-length album, re-interprets songs from the heart of Bob Dylan 1960s and '70s catalog, although its span covers his most recent work. Swift belongs to the generations of listeners who grew up on the songs of Gram Parsons}], Dylan, {{m: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bill Withers, Leonard Cohen, and other masters of 1960s and '70s-era Great North American Songbook, much as Dylan and his contemporaries were ...

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“Her high, clear voice highlights each syllable, letting you hear the words form, one seemingly following inevitably from the other, until they feel handed down, fragments of old songs now speaking to each other.” - Greil Marcus

“Nobody has ever sung Dylan quite like this Nashville-based Australian singer-songwriter, nor with such a rare interpretive gift. It’s a beautiful piece of work by a singer with a rare interpretive gift, comparable to Emmylou Harris}s Wrecking Ball in its intent, execution and intimacy.” - Andrew Stafford

“In her signature slowcore style – Swift describes her special talent as being the anti-Paul McCartney: able to 'take a sad song and make it sadder' – but with elements of jangly ’60s guitars ('Queen Jane Approximately'), moody country ('One Of Us Must Know') and soul ('Going Going Gone'), she finds a way to soothe and enrich, just as the songs had done for her.” - Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Blonde on the Tracks

Tiny Ghost Records


Emma Swift

Laughing Outlaw Records



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