VIENNA — The Vienna Union Hall Association will host longtime singer and performer Martin Swinger at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

Performing 80-plus gigs a year and sharing award-winning original songs, Swinger offers an eclectic mix of covers. He is known for his fluid voice and vocal range.

He formed his first band while in junior high school, discovered poetry, Paul Simon and Harry Nilsson, then attended Valdosta State College in Georgia, where he wrote music for several productions.

He began to take his personal songwriting more seriously in his 20s when his first “adult’ song, “Look Who’s Cryin’ Now” earned a Certificate of Merit from The American Song Festival. He moved to Berea, Kentucky, where for eight years he toured with Mitch Barrett as a duo called Mandala and gained fans in the Virginia/D.C. circuit. After moving to Norfolk, Virginia, he collaborated with Mike Munden and Brent Gable in the band Just Plain Folk. Fifteen years ago he moved to Maine where he lives, writes, performs, teaches and gardens.

Tickets are $10. For more information or advance sales, email: [email protected] or call 207-293-2674.

Martin Swinger


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