"Vibrant with musical imagination"
A member of Quartette since 1997, Winnipeg-born Gwen Swick is an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist and bassist who lives in Elora, Ontario.
Her solo releases include “Gwen Swick” (1993), “A Pebble of Mercy” (1995), and “Love and Gold” (2002). Additionally, she recorded five albums with the traditional folk trio Tamarack during the early 1990s.
Gwen is a member of the Marigolds, along with Suzie Vinnick and Caitlin Hanford. As well, she writes and arranges vocal music for choirs.
Gwen’s music has been featured on several film soundtracks, including “Never Talk to Strangers (1995), and Terrance Odette’s award-winning Canadian features, “Heater” (1999), and “Sleeping Dogs” (2006).
"With the finely developed lyrical sense of a natural poet, Gwen Swick is able to hone in on the human condition better than any of a thousand better-known writers."
- MITCH POTTER, TORONTO STAR
"..(she is) simply one of the most imaginative singer/songwriters in the country."
- LONDON FREE PRESS "
Gwen's music is densely textured, with nuance built upon nuance. It doesn't lend itself to performance in (folk festival) beer tents.....Within two songs, however, Swick and company turned the boisterous beer tent into an intimate concert hall. Talk about turning beer into wine!"
- THE RECORD, Kitchener, Waterloo "
"'Pebble Of Mercy' (is like) a rich luminous pool of self-revelation, deep with hard-earned wisdom, and vibrant with musical imagination."
- ALEXANDER VARTY, GEORGIA STRAIT