Patrick Sweany has been a fixture on the midwest and southern U.S. blues and roots circuit for six years. He's played some of the country's premiere festivals: Merlefest, SXSW, Newport Folk Festival, and logs around 150 shows/year. He draws accolades from both young and old crowds who appreciate both his respect for tradition and his quest for something unique.
The singer/guitarist from Massillon, Ohio performs a mixture of musical styles, drawing on the traditions of the Mississippi delta and Northeastern Hill country, the wild jug band sounds of Memphis, early piedmont and ragtime blues fingerpicking, the driving boogie of the West Helena, Arkansas slide guitar tradition, the howl of the early Texas bluesmen, and a little West Coast Swing and New Orleans R&B.
Praise for Patrick Sweany
"Sweany sings with one of those genre-defying, deeply soulful voices that Dan Penn used to turn into gold."
"To say Patrick Sweany is just a Blues musician is like saying Coke is just a soft drink. A Sweany set can veer from soulful, slow burn, John Lee Hooker-style blues to swampy, delta-country pickin' to white-hot rockabilly...Sweany has arrived as a major talent."
"For those who love the Blues but are bored with the tight-assed "white guys in blazers" style and prefer something more adventurous, Sweany is a slam-dunk. The new album is a start-to-finish thrill, partly due to the singer/songwriter/guitarist's lack of "stick to the script" Blues theory. Sweany dips into the more folksy side of Blues, slinky R&B, early Rock & Roll, '70s Blues Rock and dirty Garage Blues. That's not to say that Sweany is for White Stripes fans only; the man has mad-crazy skills in whatever style he's exploring and redecorating, something even the staunchest "back in my day" curmudgeon is sure to appreciate if they give it an open-minded listen."
Close To The Floor(2013)
That Old Southern Drag(2011)
Every Hour is a Dollar Gone (2007)
C'mon C'mere (2006)
I Wanna Tell You (1999)