“Swim A While”: Dive into ThorNton Creek’s Refreshing Americana Journey


Thornton Creek, a Seattle-based Americana band adored by many, calls its listeners to take a dip in the serene waters of their sixth album, “Swim A While.” With catchy tunes and pensive lyrics, the collection of twelve songs offers a pleasant selection of subgenres and writing styles, thus catering to every Americana music fan.

Led by a singer-songwriter Thornton Bowman whose voice recalls echoes of Neil Young and John Prine “Swim A While” blends a variety of different musical influences. From the upbeat energy of “Baby in the House” to the soulful blues of “Cold Train” and the touch of melancholy in “While I Waited Here for You,” ThorNton Creek’s album features all the band’s musical versatility.

Using Country, Blues, Jazz and Swing influences, “Swim A While” is a spellbinding musical journey. Whatever you’re doing – be it tapping your feet to the catchy rhythms or immersing in the soft lyrics, the record is set to be etched in your memory.

Critics have high regards to Thornton Creek’s previous releases for their quality music and good songwriting, and “Swim A While” lives to the reputation. The performances incorporating the talents of Thornton Bowman, Don Miller, Steve Miller, Randy Rush, Mark Drake and further helping hands by A. D. Kay and Diamond Jim Hewitt.

Well then, come on in—the water is good. Let’s meet ThorNton Creek and their invitation to explore further into America music with “Swim A While,” an exotic album that will make you ask for more!

Stream full album below.

Written by
Barbie Edonia


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