About Us

Since 2003 Back Porch Swing has been writing songs and performing at festivals and clubs across western Canada. Their hot licks, tight harmonies, and funny lyrics are delivered in ever-changing musical styles that will have you wondering"what don't they do?" From square dancing to western swing, from bluegrass to folk, their "cowjazz" flavor will surely leave you a fan.

This section of the site shares our biographies, a gallery of memories from over the years, and more. We invite you to explore and learn more about us and the music we love to perform and share!


Penny Malmberg - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin

Penny is a story telling, singing, songwriting people person with a contagious zest for life. While she started playing guitar at the age of 13, it wasn’t until her early 40’s and her kids were grown that she dusted off her guitar and started writing songs.

Jim Malmberg - Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar

A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Jim’s passion for music was ignited by discovering Doc Watson as a young adult. He has focused on guitar and mandolin, writing and playing bluegrass, old-time music, folk, and early 20th century swing.

Cam Nuefeld - Violin

A long time fixture in the Edmonton music scene, Cam has played his own style of fiddle music in clubs and festivals across the prairies and around the world. From the street to the concert hall, his musical journey has spanned the gamut of styles from traditional fiddling to jazz.

Kevin Jacobson - Bass

Holding down the groove with understated elegance, Kevin has played in bands from rock to gypsy jazz and everything in between. Also an accomplished sound engineer, he has recorded two of the band’s CD’s at his studio, The Cave Music Services.