Sway Wild (featuring Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw), Sister Neapolitan
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Sway Wild was born on a small island in the Salish Sea. Following a two-month sailing voyage through the remote anchorages of British Columbia, acclaimed indie-folk duo Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer, joined by longtime friend Thom Lord, returned to their San Juan Island, Washington home still hungry to explore. The result was nothing short of an artistic epiphany; an evolution of sound that called out loudly for a new name. Sway Wild will release its self-titled debut album worldwide on September 13th.
Today they share “Comin’ and Goin’” the leadoff track and single. Fer’s voice and electric guitar swoop acrobatically atop McGraw and Lord’s pulsing worldbeat inflections, while Birds of Chicago layer gospel harmonies over accompanied piano and horns. “It’s a song about impermanence…how all things come and go, as do we,” says Fer.
*photo by Laura Totten Photography
Sister Neapolitan is made up of three songwriters: Megan Ellsworth from the Cascade Mountains of Sisters, Oregon, Katie Smith from the desert in Tri-Cities, Washington, and Alana Margolis from the farmer's town of Macungie, Pennsylvania. These three women met at CU Denver in the songwriting program, and their love of harmony and folk music is what brought their creativity and souls together. Often referred to as the female Crosby, Stills, and Nash, they have also been compared to Wailin' Jenny's and Joseph. Bringing storytelling to their fingertips and lyrics, Sister Neapolitan is a band to look out for.
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