The Seaside Swifts
The Seaside Swifts are a young Austin Indie band. The group includes singer-songwriter-guitarist William Graham, hip jazz bassist Sam Jackson, and Henry Wheatley-Rutner, a natural drummer whose dad, Paul Rutner, was in the Mumps, a seminal NY punk-era band with Lance Loud. The Seaside Swifts original songs are complex, rich and melodic. Graham's lyrics whistle through your head for days. Graham, a young writer for the Austin Chronicle, started the Proper Nang Night for teens and their families to build community. Graham (environmental activist, architect enthusiast and national Davidson Young Scholar, Thiel Fellow Candidate 2013) has been influenced by his father, three time Austin Hall of Famer, of punk legend the Skunks and the True Believers, Americana artist, Jon Dee Graham.