Southern songwriters Anna Kline and John Looney are Swift Silver. Their collaboration spans well over ten years of exploring the great expanse of the American songbook—touring, songwriting and celebrating the tenets of Southern sound: the redemptive strains of Southern gospel, the drawling tremolo of rhythm and blues, and the twang of the rural soul.
Anna and John are regular collaborators with the best and brightest in Kentucky music like The Local Honeys, Wayne Graham, Don Rogers, Jeremy Short, and more. You may have seen John onstage with John R. Miller and The Engine Lights and you may have seen Anna singing harmony and playing square dances with The Local Honeys.
Together Anna and John create compelling music of their own as Swift Silver.
Songs from Swift Silver’s debut album—released in June 2021—were recently featured on ESPN’s True South, Season 5 featuring Tompkinsville, Kentucky.
“The major draw is the emotive, soaring vocals of Kline, reminiscent of Patty Loveless’ passion, if not her voice, on her indelible Mountain Soul album; Looney cuts loose with stunning guitar work.
Out of seemingly nowhere, we have one of the strongest and most memorable roots albums of the year to date.” — GLIDE MAGAZINE