Emma Swift is an Australian-born songwriter, currently residing in Nashville, TN. A gifted singer inspired by Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Linda Ronstadt and Sandy Denny, Emma’s sound is a blend of classic folk, Americana and indie rock.
Though Swift writes her own material, she is best known for Blonde on the Tracks, the critically acclaimed collection of Bob Dylan songs released by Tiny Ghost Records in 2020. Produced by Pat Sansone (WILCO), the album received Best of 2020 accolades from Rolling Stone, Nashville Scene, No Depression, The Guardian and more. The album charted in the US, UK and Europe Americana charts, as well as in Australian Top 10.
In 2021, Rolling Stone named her version of Bob Dylan’s “Queen Jane Approximately” as #17 in their list of the 80 Best Dylan covers of all-time.
In addition to making music, Emma loves surrealist art, collage animation and poetry. She counts visual artists Dora Maar and Dorothea Tanning among her heroes, as well as the poets Mary Oliver and Louis MacNeice.
Source: The Basement