Eddie Swann


1972
- Joined the duo of "Morrison & Swann Plus" along with Roy "Butch" Morrison.  Jamie Soesbee was added on Bass Guitar sometime later.  The group played an acoustic style of modern folk from popular artists and a blend of original songs.  Toured the Carolinas from Myrtle Beach to the Smoky Mountains playing Colleges, Coffee Houses, Hotel Lounges, Private Events and performing in concerts with such artists as Doc Watson, Lester Flatt and The Grass Roots.  Performed one summer season at The Carowinds Theme park near Charlotte NC, doing as many as nine shows per day.  Released a single to radio on the GWS record label titled "I'll Walk You To The River" written by Butch Morrison which received much attention in the Carolinas especially the Asheville Area.  A second single was released from producer Rodger Harrison titled "It Doesn't Make Any Difference" also written by Butch Morrison which received equal attention.  The group was disbanded in the mid 70s.


1975 - Joined the Trio of Stover, Soesbee and Swann, sometimes called "The Blossom Brothers", along with Jim Stover and Jamie Soesbee.  The group played an acoustic style of popular music including songs from The Beatles and a mix of original songs. played the Asheville, NC area primarily in hotel lounges and was a regular at The Great Smokies Hilton in Asheville, NC.  This group made several demo recordings of original songs primarily written by Jim Stover.  One recording session in Nashville was under the production supervision of Bob Montgomery and Kenny O'Dell.  Montgomery produced many top country acts in the seventies and eighties and O'Dell was known for his songwriting including the top country song "Behind Closed Doors".  The group disbanded in the late 70s.

1977 - With the desire to record and play music in the recording studio environment, Dawn Studios was founded with ESRichard McBrayer and built Dawn Studios from the ground up in Asheville, NC.  Engineered and/or produced artists from around the southeast.  Dawn became known for its Gospel artists including Squire Parsons, Jr., The Primitive, Gold City and the Singing Americans.

1988 - Winner of the "American Songwriter" award.

1991 - Dawn Records would merge with Hear Here Records to form the Horizon Music Group and later merge with Sonlite Records from Nashville to form Crossroads Marketing.  Horizon/Sonlite became one of the largest Gospel record companies in the US.  The Company was sold to Pamplin Music Company from Portland, OR in 1999.

1999 - Eddie Swann Productions was started with a home studio located in Mills River, North Carolina.  Producing groups from the local genres including Acoustic, Folk, Bluegrass and Gospel, the years of experience kept this studio in high demand not only for engineering and producing but as a session musician playing acoustic instruments - guitar, banjo, bass and keyboards.

2001 - Joined the "Grain Of Salt" band with Bobby Anderson, Frank Pomeroy and wife Linda Swann.

2003 - Following the desire to perform on stage and help other musicians have the opportunity to perform on state, the first Chicken Pickin' was held in Hot Springs, North Carolina.  With a number of quality acoustic bands from the Carolinas performing and barbeque chicken on the menu, the smell of success was in the air.  The following year, the second annual Chicken Pickin' was held in Hot Springs with even more growth in the event.

2004 - Appearing on stage with the renowned Buddy Davis Band kept the spotlight focused on live performances with vocals added by wife Linda Swann.  This band worked mostly the Asheville, North Carolina area in concerts, public and private events and festivals. This band performed a blend of classic country, bluegrass, folk and popular songs.

2005 - The Regal Media Group, LLC was started with Jim Engel.  With the idea to expand audio recording and add video production, a new success was running again.  RMG is currently producing acoustic, folk, bluegrass and gospel projects with success in radio promotion and airplay and video projects finding success on TV stations and cable.

2015 - With the desire to perform on stage still growing, a new solo career as an artist is being sparked again.  Promotions through direct media, the internet, recording, radio and video are working to re-establish appearances in the acoustic and folk music venues.  A new solo CD just completed promises audiences another dimension from the lifelong style of acoustic guitar blended with the secret of vocals delivered to the ear of the listener with much care and love for the songs.