Gail Swanson
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Gail Swanson


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The best kept secret in music


“Gail Swanson, Maui ’s reining “rockchick” packs houses wherever she plays. Swanson’s carved a niche in the dicey world of Maui music with her smokey vocals and rockin grooves. - Ron Winkler

Swanson’s voice is appealing, the arrangements have depth, and the lyrics create memorable images. Swanson could have opened for Sheryl Crow this month and not suffered in comparison." - John Berger

“This colorful, dynamic entertainer, who has opened shows for Willie Nelson, The Doobie Brothers, and David Crosby, has produced the strongest recording of her career which could easily attract mainland record label attention. A very commercial sounding product that would fit any contemporary rock radio format…
MAUI NEWS – Jon Woodhouse
- John Woodhouse


Four CDS, the most recent listed first:

Living in a Movie - (Double CD)
Sign of the Times
Warm Heart in a Cold World
Standing on the Bridge

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Maui based singer/songwriter, Gail Swanson is one of Hawaii’s most dedicated rock performers.

She has opened for Melissa Etheridge, David Crosby, Lisa Loeb, The Doobie Brothers and has done numerous shows with Willie Nelson and Pat Simmons. She is known for her songwriting, her electric flute, smokey vocals and personal connection with her audiences.

In October, Gail will perform at the Maui Music Festival with Willie Nelson, and in November, look for her at the 3rd "Pat and Gail's Local Licks" show, an unplugged songwriter show for charity... special guests TBA.

Swanson independently releases, promotes and distributes her own music, a catalogue of four CD’s.

Her recent CD “Living in a Movie” won a prestigious Hawaiian music award, a “Na Hoku Hanohano” for BEST ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR. (Hawaiian Academy of Recording Artists) This CD features special guests, Willie Nelson and Patrick Simmons from the Doobie Brothers. The double CD includes 8 rock songs recorded in Nashville with a full band, and 8 acoustic songs recorded on Maui.

Gail's songs have also won awards in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The USA Songwriting Contest, Andelle Music Songwriting Contest and the BMI Kauai Music Festival.

Gail maintains a large and loyal fan base in Hawaii and all over the world who support her “alternative folk/rock” acoustic show when she comes to their town. She promotes her own career with help from her regional fan clubs, street teams and on the internet.

As an artist, Gail loves to tour and perform, but her career focus is diverse. As a songwriter, her goal is to have major label artists record her songs, and to have her material placed in film/TV.

Gail endorses Rainsong guitars, Yahama flutes, and Elixir Strings. Gail has also signed a contract with Chicken Soup for the Soul® and is the co-author of the upcoming book,
“Chicken Soup for the Music Lover’s Soul."
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“Gail definitely has a bright future in songwriting.” – Carol Bayer Sager

"Wonderful voice, great guitars." Rosanne Cash

“She writes great songs!” Willie Nelson