The Swinging Bridge members are five talented gentlemen from the Venice area of Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast. The band was formed in the year 2000 and performs regularly throughout the region. The group can be found at the monthly Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association Jam/Fests and they have become a fixture at many bluegrass festivals in Florida. In the spring of 2003, the band released their first CD project "Rough Edges" which has become a hit with their growing cadre of fans.
"The Swinging Bridge Band has developed into the best band to come out of the Southwest Florida area in recent memory. Their great lead singing, tight harmonies, dazzling instrumental breaks, and dead-on timing puts them on a par with some of the foremost nationally known bands. The band has a great on-stage personality. They make the audience feel that they are included in the fun the band is having on stage. They have a repertoire of songs and instrumentals that draws from traditional and contemporary Bluegrass, Country, and other genres to create a show that is a treat for any bluegrass fan." - Herb Washburn, President, Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association