Track #12 - "I Am Going to The Valley"
Kendra Swanson (July)
A banjo player budding from the prairies of Illinois, Kendra Swanson is a writer and performer of music for the landscape and wildlife of the Midwest. Her first album, “Carry Your Shoes,” was independently produced, and sold on the streets in 2011. Her reputation as a writer of anthems and a leader of singalongs brought on the recording of her all-original live album, “Kendra & Kin, Live in Rockford,” produced through Vincent Records in 2013, Rockford, IL. She most recently released “Go Down to the Low Down” through the Mississippi grassroots studio, Awesometown Music, in Fulton, IL. Kendra also performs widely as a fiddler and violist, with a passionate voice that cuts through the loudest of bars (and the hardest of hearts).
Photo by Eric Masters