"UNDER A WILLOW TREE"
A PINT OF ROCK, PUNK, AND FOLK WITH A CELTIC KICK
Swainn’s rhythms, riffs, and roar encourage you to raise your hands or preferably a glass in celebration. The Phoenix quintet — Neil Ward [vocals, acoustic and electric guitars], Mandy Lubking [fiddle, background vocals], Brian Daily [drums], Wake Lubking [banjo, mandolin, and backing vocals], and newest member Rob MacIntosh [bass] — bottles uplifting and spirited messages within sun-burnt Celtic rock sealed by punk energy and desert heat. This approach quietly transformed the group from a local Arizona favorite at countless watering holes to a national Irish festival standout and touring force with gigs alongside everyone from The Rumjacks and Skinny Lister to The Young Dubliners under their collective belt.