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Love Tree

by Holly Swanson

This uplifting folk-pop singer-songwriter brings heartfelt tunes to her debut album. Holly plays piano and guitar and provides strong vocals. She is backed by Jeff Willson on bass and Dave Vaughns on drums.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Love Tree (feat. Audrey Smith, Kate McNutt, Jeff Willson, Dave Vaughns & Ella Smith)
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2. Stretching (feat. Jeff Willson & Dave Vaughns)
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3. I Will Meet You There (feat. Jeff Willson & Dave Vaughns)
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4. Inbetween (feat. Jeff Willson, Dave Vaughns & Phil Heaven)
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5. St. Francis
3:53 $0.99
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6. Time Heals Old Wounds (feat. Jeff Willson & Dave Vaughns)
2:47 $0.99
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7. Sing Sing Sing (feat. Dave Vaughns & Jeff Willson)
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8. Tragedy
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9. Circular Conversation (feat. Jeff Willson & Dave Vaughns)
2:55 $0.99
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10. Who Am I? (feat. Jeff Willson, Dave Vaughns & Phil Heaven)
3:15 $0.99
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11. Home (feat. Dave Vaughns)
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12. Gifts (feat. Jeff Willson & Dave Vaughns)
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13. St. Francis With Harmonium
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
THE PLAYERS:
Love Tree was recorded by Phil Heaven at Soundings of the Planet Studio and Sharp Nine Studio in Bellingham, WA. Holly Swanson wrote all of the songs on the album and accompanies herself on piano and guitar. She sings lead and harmony on this recording. Jeff Willson plays bass and sings harmony on Sing Sing Sing. Dave Vaughns plays drums and small percussion. He also plays ukulele on Circular Conversation. Holly's children Ella and Audrey and our friend, Kate McNutt added vocals to Love Tree. Phil Heaven added viola and violin to Who Am I? and Inbetween. The album has a variety of arrangements from full band with lots of percussion to intimate songs with just vocal and piano. The last track is a version of St. Francis with Holly playing harmonium and singing.

INSPIRATION:
Written over the last several years, the songs reveal a journey of healing. A survivor of childhood abuse, Holly now lives a balanced and full life. This journey to wholeness was facilitated by writing and singing and sharing these songs. Holly lives in Bellingham with her two daughters Ella and Audrey and her partner, Tammy. She is a nurse at the local hospital and a passionate student of yoga. Yoga has been a truly transformative force in her life. She is filled with gratitude for all who have helped her along this path.

GRATITUDE:
My partner Tammy has been an amazing support, creating a safe place for me to fall apart and come back together. She also is responsible for the beautiful cover art and design. This album would not exist if not for the gentle nudging of Jillian. Through giving me a generous gift, my aunt Bev made this album possible. And thanks to my girls Ella and Audrey who inspire me to be a better person and who bring me more joy than I thought possible. Thanks also to my crew (in alphabetical order): Abby, Alice, Amber, Brian, Chloe, Kim, and Nick. Thanks to St. Francis. Thanks to my yoga teachers Elizabeth, Denise, and Deborah. Thanks to my patients, you have taught me so much about the power of the human spirit. And most importantly, gratitude to the invisible forces setting the stage for this creativity to surface.


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