The first time I saw Swear and Shake at the B.O.M.B. Festival in Hartford CT it was love at first listen. So when they agreed to play our Newport Nightcap folk festival after-party I was beyond excited. The band played a killer set, instantly winning over the packed, sweaty and sun-burned crowd just as quickly as they won me over a couple months prior. The next morning Swear and Shake woke up early and joined us on the pier in downtown Newport for an acoustic session. While I shook off the cobwebs from the previous day and night, the band played an absolutely gorgeous version of "Suddenly", a new song from their upcoming Kickstarter-funded Maple Ridge LP. That record will drop sometime before the end of the year, but watch the video for a preview and, for just a moment, get transported back to warmer days:
As always, huge thanks to Kitchen Sessions for the video work!