Gordon Swift, violin

The Lost Acres String Band

with Paul Howard, guitar & Jon Swift, upright bass
LASB2MHdynamHighSmall.jpgThe Lost Acres String Band
Old and new fiddle tunes, blues, swing, and exotic originals.

“Impossible to pigeonhole ... unpretentious mood-booster ... ranges confidently through several different styles, all handled with aplomb.” - Fiddler magazine

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Gordon Swift has played in fusion, rock, folk, and country bands, and he led an electric quartet playing original work in New York City for several years. He studied South Indian classical violin in India and holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. Gordon blends musical influences from around the world into a distinctively American violin/fiddle style.

Paul Howard is a long-time member of the Americana/string band Last Fair Deal, with whom he has recorded four albums. Paul runs Valley Music School in Avon, CT and is a founding faculty member of the National Guitar Workshop with five music instruction books to his credit. He is an eclectic guitarist bringing influences from swing, old-time, bluegrass, and folk/rock music; he’s also an accomplished vocalist.

Jon Swift is a veteran of the New England bluegrass and roots music scene. He was a founding member of the popular bluegrass band Traver Hollow, playing bass and singing with the group for 13 years. He has also sung and played bass or acoustic guitar in several other groups, as well as performing solo. Appearing here on upright bass, Jon lays down a solid foundation for the band.

Compositions and recordings © Gordon Swift except as noted.
Photos by Eileen Anderson.
Location: Hartford CT --- Phone: 860.614.3523 --- © 2024 Gordon Swift