Review by John Gjaltema Alt Country NL “The singer-songwriter J. Briozo does not really exist. It is a figure that came to life in the head of Jeff Crandall, theContinue readingAlt Country NL review of “Deep in the Waves”
Review by Marino Serdons Keys and Chords “Jeff Crandall, alias J. Briozo, cuts in your soul and mind with deep poetic lyrics and great minimalistic compositions. Sit in your chair,Continue readingKeys and Chords review of “Deep in the Waves”
Review by Roger Bengtsson Ung Tro A band behind the fictional person “I’m a little uncertain about how this is justifiably categorized. Certainly, it falls within pop/rock, but it fallsContinue readingUng Tro (Young Faith) review of “Deep in the Waves”
Review by Gary Hill Music Street Journal It’s not easy to pin a label on this set. It could almost land under progressive rock, though. In fact some of theContinue readingMusic Street Journal’s Review of “Deep in the Waves”
Live at the Phoenix Theater by J. Briozo A new six song live EP, recorded at J. Briozo’s Deep in the Waves album release show on November 10, 2017 atContinue readingJ. Briozo “Live at the Phoenix Theater” EP now available
by Frank Atlas for Music in Minnesota.com Posted December 2017 Listening to The Swallows’ album Witching and Divining makes it seem like this band belongs nowhere and no place, butContinue readingRising Stars, Swallows Wallop the Whiskey
Review by David Cowling Americana UK J.Briozo is in fact Jeff Crandall, the lead singer of Swallows, who found himself writing a parallel set of songs as Swallows recorded theirContinue readingAmericana-UK review of “Deep in the Waves”
Review by LMNOP aka dONW7 Babysue.com (LMNOP) Chattanooga, Tennessee “J. Briozo is the recently-formed side project created by Jeff Crandall who is the lead singer in the band Swallows. DuringContinue readingBabysue.com (LMNOP) review of “Deep in the Waves”
Review by Dave Franklin Dancing About Architecture Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England “Solo albums aren’t always a sign that cracks are beginning to show in the ranks of an establishedContinue readingDancing About Architecture review of “Deep in the Waves”
By David Shouse Hipsters, Hippies and Dreamers “Jeff Crandall has, in recent years, solidified his position as one of the most talented vocalists working on the indie scene with theContinue readingHipsters, Hippies and Dreamers review of “Deep in the Waves”
Review by Jay Snyder No Depression Journal of Roots Music “It’s clear from the first track ‘Blind’ on J. Briozo’s debut Deep in the Waves that the listener is notContinue readingNo Depression review of J. Briozo’s “Deep in the Waves”
Review by Mike Yoder Music You Can Use “Minneapolis-based band Swallows have been critically acclaimed and made quite an impact in the folky, old school Americana scene. Sadly, I haven’tContinue readingMusic You Can Use review of “Deep in the Waves”
Review by RJ Frometa
Posted on December 1, 2017 ‘J. Briozo ‘seems to be the name of a person at first glance, but that is not true, because behind that pseudonym is an indieContinue readingRootstime (Belgium) Review of “Deep in the Waves”
Thanks to the Phoenix Theater and Eric Cohen at the Arts Nest for providing us with a great space to host this event! Also, special thanks to: Steve Murray (soundContinue readingThanks to everyone for the great album release show!
Review by Kaj Roth Melodic.net (Sweden) “In this day and age of information, we are caught in the fast lane on autobahn where the main ingredients to get through theContinue readingMelodic.net (Sweden) Review of “Deep in the Waves”
By Dan Weston Divide and Conquer 4/5 Stars “Deep in the Waves is the first solo album from J. Briozo. The album contains thirteen songs that are often mood drivenContinue readingDivide and Conquer Review of “Deep in the Waves”
Interview – Jeff Crandall – J. Briozo Deep in the Waves November 7, 2017 by Rebecca Marx Originally posted at: http://riftmagazine.com/2017/11/07/interview-jeff-crandall-j-briozo-deep-in-the-waves/ Deep in the Waves by J. Briozo is aContinue readingRift Magazine Interview – Jeff Crandall – J. Briozo Deep in the Waves
Who is J. Briozo? By Dave Hoenack Hymie’s Vintage Records That was the question on our minds earlier this summer when we were trying to organize the stacks and stacksContinue readingHymie’s Vintage Records’ Review of “Deep in the Waves”
The radio campaign for J. Briozo’s “Deep in the Waves” is starting to roll. In the first few weeks, the album has charted in the top 30 on seven reportingContinue reading“Deep in the Waves” radio campaign heating up
J. Briozo was just interviewed by RJ Frometa at Vents Magazine about the upcoming Deep in the Waves release. Here’s a link to the article: http://ventsmagazine.com/2017/10/25/interview-j-briozo/ Photo by Brian MurphyContinue readingJ. Briozo interview with Vents Magazine
“Blue” is a short, jazz influenced song for the album written in mid-November about the coming Minnesota winter. It’s a song that I think most Minnesotans can relate to. We’veContinue readingAlbum release show video teaser featuring the song “Blue” from Deep in the Waves
Our album “Deep in the Waves” went out to radio today thanks to the good work of our friends at Tinderbox Music. Wish us luck as the radio campaign getsContinue reading“Deep in the Waves” going for radio ADDS on 10/3/17
J. Briozo’s debut album “Deep in the Waves” will be kicked off with two Milwaukee release shows on Friday, September 29 (Frank’s Power Plant), Saturday, September 30 (Linneman’s Riverwest) andContinue readingDeep in the Waves Album Release Date set for November 17, 2017
Learn more about Jeff’s World on the Adventure Minnesota Films website Jeff’s World is a documentary film by Adventure Minnesota Films about rock climbing in northern Minnesota. This film wasContinue readingSwallows’ “The Winnowing” featured in “Jeff’s World: The Movie”
The J. Briozo song “Blind” was reviewed on a recent edition of the Milwaukee-based podcast “Music Review Roulette,” which can be heard on SoundCloud.com. Here’s what Music Review Roulette hostsContinue readingJ. Briozo’s “Blind” reviewed on Music Review Roulette
Beneath the Surface #2: A weekly look at lesser-known and unsigned Minnesota bands Hello everyone and welcome to the second edition of Beneath the Surface! This week features the dark,Continue readingSwallows reviewed in Curious North
November 5, 2013 University of Wisconsin, Stout By Eric Koeppel The Minneapolis-based folk rock band Swallows will be making their Menomonie debut on Friday Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. atContinue readingSwallows to play the Acoustic Café (Stoutonia Online Article)
Swallows recently took a trip down to the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) in Minneapolis where we got a chance to talk with Kevin Bowe and IPR students aboutContinue readingSwallows DIY 360 at the Institute of Production and Recording
Photo of Swallows in the First Avenue men’s room that a few venues have used for Swallows promotions. Cellist Toni Tinetti probably wasn’t having one of her proudest moments! WeContinue readingPhotos: Unofficial Promo Photo (2011)
Photos from Swallows August 10, 2011 set at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis. Other bands on the bill were Jezebel Jones and Her Wicked Ways, Cantankerous Folk and El LeContinue readingPhotos: First Avenue 7th Street Entry (2011)
Photos from Swallows’ Americana Mondays set on July 9, 2012 at Cause Spirits and Soundbar in Minneapolis. Other acts performing that night were Kivi and Pray and Pleasure Horse.
Photos from Swallows May 16, 2012 set at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, MN. The other bands on the bill that night were Sarah Morris and Colonization andContinue readingPhotos: Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul (2012)
Photos from an early evening set at Louis Bar in Omaha, Nebraska, the 4th stop on Swallows’ October 2012 Witching & Divining tour. We got to play a good longContinue readingPhotos: Witching & Divining Tour – Louis Bar, Omaha (2012)
Photos from Swallows’ set at The Fremont in Des Moines, Iowa, the third stop on Swallows’ fall 2012 Witching & Divining tour. This was a crazy drunk set – evidencedContinue readingPhotos: Witching & Divining Tour – The Fremont, Des Moines (2012)
Photos from The Elbo Room in Chicago– the second stop on Swallows’ October 2012 “Witching & Divining” release tour.
Photos from the Art Bar in Milwaukee – the first stop on Swallows’ October 2012 “Witching & Divining” release tour.
Photos from Swallows opening set for Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry on May 23, 2012. All photos were taken by photographer Brandie Johnson.
One of the early shows Swallows played with new members Justin DeLeon (drums) and Mike Nordby (mandolin/percussion) who both joined Swallows in 2010.
A collage of most of the players on “Songs for Strippers (and other professions)” plus the core of the new Swallows line-up. Thinland alums Patrick Hennessey (drums) and Jason FrittsContinue readingStrippers release postcard 2 – band collage (2008)
Early Swallows’ promotions with players from the first album (before we had a full live performance line-up in place): Aaron Kerr, Jeff Crandall, Tyson Allison, Frank Spencer and Leigh Gregory.
Photos from Swallows’ set at Ed’s (No Name) Bar in Winona, Minnesota at the 2013 Mid West Music Fest
Photos from a couple of early Swallows gigs at the Terminal Bar in Minneapolis in 2008.
Various photos from Swallows shows at the White Horse Saloon in St. Cloud, MN (2009-2010)
Swallows at the June 2010 Get Your Rock On Music Festival at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN.
Shots from May 2010 501 Club gig in Minneapolis with Jezebel Jones and Her Wicked Ways and Beller. This was essentially the first Swallows show with a full band line-up.
Swallows album release postcard for “Songs for Strippers (and other professions) debut album (2008).
Poster for August 10, 2011 show at 7th Street Entry with Jezebel Jones, Swallows, Cantankerous Folk and El Le Faunt and His Traveling Circus.