At Crystal Cove
Start with the uplifting and seductive vocal arrangements reminiscent of Brazil 66, mix in some emotional song-writing and atmospheres of artist such as Duncan Sheik and Sufjan Stevens, and finish it off with rhythmic and lyrical Spanish guitars, and you start to get an idea of what Don Swanson's musical world is about. A California native, he currently resides by Crystal Cove State Park. Inspired by the natural surroundings, many of the songs convey feelings of joy, contemplation and beauty. Previously Don and his former wife were THE TELLING, a 90s singer-songwriter duo with atmospheric overtones. Their second release, Blue Solitaire sold an impressive 40,000 units, followed by "Glimmer Field", further expanding their concepts. His uncompromising methods to detail and quality have left a formidable set of recordings. Now, with his latest release At Crystal Cove, Don Swanson is embarking on new horizons in pastoral settings.