inga swearingen


“Inga Swearingen’s melodies unfold like Virginia Woolf’s best sentences, patiently building to an expected climax before transcending it like a sweet exhalation of air.”- American Songwriter

First Rain is a return to her rural musical roots, with quasi-pastoral themes — nature, family values, the resilience of the human spirit — wrapped in dew-soft arrangements…” – JazzTimes

“Inga has a gorgeous voice, very fresh and evocative and note-perfect, and that’s the sort of person you want to sing harmony to…” – Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

“She has the knack for making even complicated musical trajectories sound natural and flowing.” – Josef Woodard, jazz critic

Los Angeles Times’ jazz critic Don Heckman’s Critics Picks 2009 for new releases: First Rain

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