The influences of Steven Swift are interwoven throughout his music – the rockin’ blues he was initially inspired by and soaked up as a youngster, the honest, good-natured delivery of the most successful solo artists such as Jeff Tweedy(WILCO) and Ben Harper, the jam bands that rock in a loose freeform style like Phish and the fine tuned finger-picking talents of Leo Kottke, John Fahey or Kelly Joe Phelps. Swift continues to devour the recordings of his musical heros which inspire him to create music that is unique and personal – music that feels familiar but sounds like nothing heard before. Several years as front man in his own band or serving as rhythm section or vocalist in many others has given Swift the expertise and know-how to produce what each individual song needs to stand on it’s own. The variety and style of Steven’s songs come from his keen observation and natural sense of rhythm and balance. Much is here; love, sorrow, anger, pain, regret and upbeat optimism.