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Emerson Swinford

Artist Spotlight: Emerson Swinford

Originally from the Chicago area, Emerson Swinford is a Los Angeles-based guitarist, composer/songwriter and producer. He is currently a touring and studio guitarist for Rod Stewart. His guitar work can be heard on much of the 2015 album release by Stewart, called Another Country on which he also has bass, vocals, and co-writing credit. It has achieved platinum sales status in the UK. He also played guitar and co-wrote on the 2013 album Time, which also went to number 1 on the UK Albums Chart and has reached Double Platinum sales status there. Time went to number 7 on the US Billboard chart. Emerson was also the musical director and touring guitarist for Tony award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel, famous for her roles in Disney's Frozen, Broadway's Wicked, Rent and the TV show "Glee."

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