Sway Wild consists of the indie-folk duo, Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer, along with longtime friend, Thom Lord. The trio came together following a two-month sailing voyage through the remote anchorages of British Columbia. Their self-titled debut album will release worldwide on September 13.
Sway Wild recently debuted their lead track and single from the forthcoming album, “Comin’ and Goin'” and features Fer’s voice and electric guitar, with McGraw and Lord’s worldbeat additions. Infused with gospel harmonies by Birds of Chicago, accompanied with piano and horns, “it’s a song about impermanence…how all things come and go, as do we,” says Fer.
Sway Wild was recorded in Portland, Oregon at The Hallowed Halls, a historic Carnegie Library, by engineer Justin Phelps (Cake, Galactic, Bob Weir). An impressive cadre of the band’s friends and heroes brings the songs to their full, frenzied potential. Birds of Chicago and Sean Hayes provide guest vocals, members of MarchFourth add the irresistible energy of a full horn section, and cellists Skip VonKuske (Portland Cello Project) and Anna Fritz, along with Anna Tivel on violin.
Sway Wild Tour Dates:
July 26 – Jackson, WY – Silver Dollar Showroom
July 27 – Jackson, WY – Silver Dollar Showroom
July 28 – Fort Collins, CO – Avogadro’s Number
July 31 – Kankakee, IL – House Concert
Aug. 1 – Appleton, WI – Mile of Music Festival
Aug. 2 – Appleton, WI – Mile of Music Festival
Aug. 3 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
Aug. 8 – Spring Lake, MI – Seven Steps Up
Aug. 9 – Mosinee, WI – Log Jam Festival
Aug. 10 – Bailey’s Harbor, WI – Door County Brewing Co Music Hall
Aug. 11 – Madison, WI – Winnebago
Aug. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Aug. 23 – Friday Harbor, WA – San Juan Community Theater
Aug. 24 – West Linn, OR – Farmathon
Aug. 31 – Enterprise, OR – Juniper Jam Festival
Sept. 1 – Stanley, ID – Redfish Lake Lodge
Sept. 3 – Sept. 6 – Sisters, OR – Americana Song Academy (instructors)
Sept. 6 – Sept. 8 – Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival
Sept. 21 – Bishop, CA – Millpond Music Festival