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KARL SWARTZ is a Minneapolis-St.Paul based performing/touring/recording guitarist and guitar instructor. Please check out the links by clicking on the "MORE" tab more information.


My original music group - "The Minstrel's Bazaar" new CD "Flexible Deadlines" is now available! I am really excited about this CD. There are all new original, instrumentals songs plus this CD has six original songs with vocals. We are also working on doing some live shows soon. You can find out more at




Stay tuned for progress updates! I've been very busy lately playing the role of Mike Campbell with the Tom Petty Tribute Show "Free Fallin-The Tom Petty Concert Experience" out of Minneapolis. If you're a Tom Petty fan you'll want to come see this show! Go to or click on the link to the right for more info. You can also find us on Facebook.


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