CrossroadsSwear and Shake
Directly supporting acts like the Lumineers, Delta Rae, American Authors, G. Love and Special Sauce, ZZ Ward, and Greensky Bluegrass, Swear and Shake has gone from city to city connecting with different audiences. They take listeners on a ride through heart-wrenching ballads, only to pick it up on the next song with something people can dance to. Though both Kari Spieler (guitar, vocals) and Adam McHeffey (guitar, banjo, vocals) performed regularly around the campus of SUNY Purchase College, it wasn't until the final weeks of their senior year in 2010 that they met and recorded "Johnnie," a song Swear and Shake still regularly performs.
Jillette Johnson has been performing live since she was 12, captivating audiences with her sultry, thoughtful, piano-driven tunes. She has spent the last decade cultivating her sound and defining her unique perspective. When she moved to New York City from her small town of Pound Ridge, New York, as an 18-year-old, Johnson was already familiar with the city and its clubs, from Sidewalk Cafe and the Bitter End to Rockwood Music Hall.