Saturday, December 1st, 2007

CONTEST – Andy Swan @ The Dakota Tavern – December 6, 2007

When I think of Ottawa, I think of tulips, cold and snowy winters, driving through Tweed and the Parliament Hill cat sanctuary. Andy Swan, on the other hand, thinks of cowboys.

Swan’s new album, the descriptively-titled Andy Swan’s Ottawa, pays homage to our nation’s capitol not in a literal sense but in a personal sense, and in a manner that’s more Burrito Brothers than beaver tails. It’s a leisurely and good-natured bit of folk-pop with a friendly vibe and some sharp lyrical wit nestled in its comfy folds.

Swan is bringing a little bit of his Bytown back home to Toronto this Thursday night with a show at the Dakota Tavern and courtesy of Kelp Records, I’ve got a prize pack consisting of a pair of tickets to the show, a show poster by Jack Dylan and a copy of Andy Swan’s Ottawa on CD. To enter, fire me off an email to contests AT with “I want to go to Andy Swan’s Ottawa” in the subject line and your full name in the body and get that in to me by midnight, December 4.

Also check out some interviews with Swan at Soundscapes and Exclaim! and you can grab the entirety of his last release, The Sunshine EP, for frees over at Zunior.

Bonus fact – Swan fronts the The Michael Parks, whom I didn’t realize I’d seen live at the end of last year until I noticed the pull quote at the end of the band’s online bio: “I suspect singer Andy Swan was more than a little drunk.” – Frank Yang,


MP3: Andy Swan – “Can I Pay You With Sunshine?”
MP3: Andy Swan – “The Sound Of Snowflakes Falling”
MySpace: Andy Swan

By : Frank Yang at 2:55 pm
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