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Alive After Five: Swagger with Central City Music Co.

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Swagger may be classified as Irish rock but is infused with ska, honkytonk and punk and was born with help from chance meetings, a collective taste for whiskey and pure, good luck. This group of five originates from every corner of the country including California, Chicago and Utah.

Don’t let these wayward Beehive State locals fool you—this band likes a good buzz and a good time. Swagger's bag of songs consists of mostly covers and even though not every song is theirs, these lads know how to put on a show.

By sporting kilts, and including fiddle and mandolin, Swagger's live performances contain an authentic Irish feel without losing entertainment value. And as musicians, these boys have it going on. Man skirts aside, their music is tight, they are experienced musicians and they pride themselves on dueling guitar, mandolin and fiddle solos. Fiddle player Dennis Harrington truly stands out for his ability to not only rock the kilt but also tear through scales flawlessly.

Swagger is currently on tour in support of their latest release The Grave (Triad Records) which chronicles the life of Irish immigrants that set out for America in search of prosperity but instead found hardship and prejudice.

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