Inga Swearingen

August 27, 2010 / No Comments / Tags: garrison keillor, inga swearingen, jazz, jazz vocals, vocalist

First Rain
(Rhythome Music)

With a voice that stops you in your tracks, Inga Swearingen’s latest release, First Rain, is a compelling vocal music showcase. The album of 12 tracks features some wonderfully unique arrangements of original compositions and standards given a stripped-down acoustic treatment that blends so well with the singer’s lovely melodious tone. Swearingen is backed in this effort by guitarists Larry Koonse and Jeff Miley, bassist Dylan Johnson and drummer Darrell Voss. Violin and cello are also included on several tracks adding even more richness to the aural brilliance of this fantastic singer.  

Click here to listen to a clip of “Blackbird”.

Tracks: April Afternoon, Black Is The Color of My True Love’s Hair, Brick By Brick, Blackbird, Heart and Soul, Two Trees Rooted, Before The Journey, Indian Summer, Skylark, Visa från Järna, Ample.