Andrea Swensson

Andrea Swensson

Author & Music Journalist

@SlingshotAnnie

Andrea Swensson is an author, podcast host, and music journalist in Minneapolis. She hosts the Official Prince Podcast and has contributed music journalism to numerous publications including NPR Music, Pitchfork, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, City Pages, and The Current, where she previously hosted The Local Show. Her first book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound, was released in October 2017 by the University of Minnesota Press and honored with a Minnesota Book Award. She will release her next two books in 2024: a biography of the Minneapolis blues legend Cornbread Harris, and a 40th anniversary retrospective of Prince’s Purple Rain.