Neal Swanger has been teaching, writing, and performing music for 15 years in Minnesota.

Photo by Rebekah Nolt

Growing up in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, he has drawn on his experiences, love of people and of place to craft heartfelt words and melodies.

His current project, Following the Geese can be found on Patreon.  He is sharing a song a month from the album for the next year.

Neal has toured around the Midwest in support of his first album Broken Ground, a project supported by the Minnesota State Art Board in 2012.  The album brought together over 50 youth and Twin Cities musicians for its production and release.

You can often find Neal at Blackbird Music in South Minneapolis where he repairs instruments and gives lessons.