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ABOUT.
BLACK SWIFT is indie blues rocker, songwriter and artist Sally Grayson.  Along with a plethora of guest musicians and collaborators, she is currently working on the first full length Black Swift Album to be released in 2014.  Black Swift can usually be found flying solo, but one can occasionally find a stage full of musicians at a Black Swift show.  Her most consistent collaborators are: David Arzt on guitar, Tobias Unrath on upright and e-bass, Steffen Eifert on drums.
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ABOUT BLACK SWIFT

If Tom Waits and Nick Cave had a daughter and that daughter were raised by gypsies in narrow back alleys and secret woodland glades and taught the ragtag music of vagabonds and wondering sailors then she might sound something like Black Swift. And that’s not to mention plain old rock and roll which Black Swift keeps tucked away in their traveling bags, to be used as needed. The world of Black Swift is a steam-punk world, of rusty chains and dead pirates, the lord god almighty bringing us home and a whole lot of mixed up busted up love.  
 

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2014-09-06 21:47:39
 
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Book a show with Kat Jones & Black Swift

Hey Germany, Switzerland & France,

I’m excited to be currently planning a short  tour together with KAT JONES. Kat has a gorgeous voice and is a prolific songwriter, and I’m really  looking forward to sharing the stage together! If you aren’t on the tour path, check out her music anyway its a great mixture of americana/folk/indie… (kinda like the music I like to write, so its gonna be a great combo)

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Between October 8th – 16th, 2014, we are hoping to head to some of the cities (or surrounding cities) listed below.  If you know of a good club we should play in, let me know, or if you would be open to hosting a LIVINGROOM SHOW, also let me know.  Hosting a livingroom show virtually does not cost anything, its just a matter of opening up your home and inviting at least 20 people who are willing to contribute towards the live music.

Für mehr info auf Deutsch an wie ein Wohnzimmer Konzert functioniert, click mal HIER.

If you live in or near any of the cities listed below, and would be free to host a show,or know of a club we should play in just write mail to :info@blackswiftmusic.com

Düsseldorf
Köln
Duisburg
Essen
Wuppertal
Bonn
Frankfurt
Mannheim
Karlsruhe
Augsburg
Wiesbaden
Würzburg
Stuttgart
Zürich
Bern
Basel
Strasbourg

2014 / 09 / 06
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KISS Art Opening with live music from Black Swift

Hey Everyone,  As you know any connections of art with music are always exciting for me.  I’ve been invited to play a solo show at the Summer Festival at KISS Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen.  This a beautiful old castle now used as an art space.   The information is below.  The exhibition is fantastic, including artwork from Markus Merkle (see image below)

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Der Sommer kommt zurück!

Kunstverein KISS – Schloss Untergröningen

Samstag, 13. September, ab 16 Uhr

 

sommerliches Fest auf dem Schloss mit

– Kaffee, Kuchen und Brotzeit durch den Heimatverein
– Musik von Black Swift, Sally Grayson
– beteiligte Künstler führen durch die Ausstellungen zu ausgewählten Arbeiten

nächste Führungen mit dem Kurator:

Sonntag, 7. September, 16 Uhr
Sonntag, 28. September, 16 Uhr
Sonntag, 5. Oktober, 15 Uhr

KISS | Kunst im Schloss | 73453 Abtsgmünd/Untergröningen | info@kiss-untergröningen | www.kiss-untergroeningen.de

 

2014 / 09 / 06
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2014-07-14 14:53:18
 
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Release Party Gratitude

What a night!  It’s one I think I’ll never forget.  I’ll tell you, there is nothing like working so hard at something and then seeing it become a reality.  I wrote these songs and dreamed of putting out not just an album, but the very best album I could.  With the help of SO many people from my co-producer David Arzt- who worked with on this with me the whole way through, to the many many musicians who gave their talents, to producing a pretty sweet little art booklet with the CD in the back featuring collages I’ve been working on for over 2 years, to the contributors of the crowdfunding campaign who pre-ordered to make it financially possible- we had lots of reasons to CELEBRATE!

Here are some Photos (thank you Veronika) and Thank yous for the Evening:

We started the night off with the fabulous Swim Bird Fly.  They rocked our socks off. After they played, I invited everyone outside for a Birthday Milk & Chocolate Chip Cookie Treat. (thanks to Christina, Veronika, Andrea, Michelle & Christiana for the yummy cookies)

Then we took the stage.  Zwoelfzehn was packed and I was overwhelmed by how many people showed up to support us.  Thank you- you brought such energy to our set and I didn’t want it to end.  Johnny Park of Swim Bird Fly who also mixed our album played on “The World Howls” with us.  The last song we played was “Whiskey John & Irish” and in the chorus of everyone singing “love is love” sparklers were lit and it was completely magical.

Thank you to everyone who made this night possible:

To my amazing band- it was such a pleasure and so much fun playing with you talented folks!
To Swim Bird Fly for opening up the evening!
To all the Crowdfunding Campaign supporters who made it possible to finish the album and have something to celebrate about!
To all the Stuttgarters who packed that place in, thank you for coming out to see us it was great seeing your beautiful faces!

 By the way, if you missed it, here’s the places you can get the new Album:

Get a physical copy: www.blackswift.bandcamp.com
(shipping worldwide)

Download on iTunes:
US:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-world-howls/id897351348?l=en
DE:
https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/the-world-howls/id897351348?l=en
UK:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-world-howls/id897351348?l=en

Download on Amazon mp3:
http://amzn.com/B00LLVTHHO

Find it also on: Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play, KKBox, Rdio, Deezer, Xbox, and Rhapsody

Watch the video to the single “Branches & Sticks” here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OavQ7ooQ84

 

2014 / 07 / 14
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“The World Howls” is officially released!

The gates have opened and Black Swift has been RELEASED!! Our first full-length “The World Howls” is now available worldwide!

Get a physical copy: www.blackswift.bandcamp.com
(shipping worldwide)
Download on iTunes:
US: 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-world-howls/id897351348?l=en
DE:
https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/the-world-howls/id897351348?l=en
UK:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-world-howls/id897351348?l=en

Download on Amazon mp3:
http://amzn.com/B00LLVTHHO

Find it also on: Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play, KKBox, Rdio, Deezer, Xbox, and Rhapsody

Watch the video to the single “Branches & Sticks” here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OavQ7ooQ84

2014 / 07 / 10
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“Branches & Sticks” Video

2014 / 07 / 01
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