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FireKid, Creature Camp, Sister Snifle

FireKid, Creature Camp, Sister Snifle

FireKid

FIREKID has won 14 National and regional guitar titles, namely the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame’s “Future Hall-of-Famer” award, the Indiana State Guitar Championship, the 2007 National Flat Pick Guitar Championship. Originating from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, DILLON HODGES aka FIREKID became the youngest artist to be fully endorsed by Gibson Guitars. Produced by Sam Hollander (Gym Class Heroes, Train, OneDirection), FIREKID’s music is a blend of bluegrass, folk and EDM resulting in big choruses, pounding melodies, and catchy hooks that will instantly stick in your head. FIREKID recently signed with Atlantic Records and will be releasing their debut full-length later this year.

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Patrick Sweany

Patrick Sweany

Patrick Sweany

You may not have heard of Patrick Sweany, but chances are you’ve heard his music.
Sweany has been a mainstay of the roots/blues circuit for several years now. He’s released five critically acclaimed records, toured the US, Canada and Europe dozens of times, and built up a reputation for no-holds-barred, leave-it-on-the-stage live shows that recall the halcyon days of Stax and Muscle Shoals soul revues.
His songs are streamed by millions and downloaded by thousands of fans every year, and have appeared in prominent TV and Film spots. He’s toured on his own and in support of artists as diverse as The Black Keys, The Wood Brothers, Wayne Hancock, and The Gourds.
Sweany’s newest full-length record – Close To The Floor – is as personal a statement as the 38 year old troubadour has ever made. Inspired by tragedy and frustration, it’s a (mostly) gritty look in the mirror for the Akron native who now resides in Nashville. Sweany’s coping with the premature deaths of two family members, his struggles with perpetual touring, and his battles with the ruthless music industry are all examined closely here.

Firekid

Singer-Songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Henry Dunkle

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Show of the Week – Patrick Sweany

Show of the Week - Patrick Sweany

If you like the Black Keys, you’re going to love PATRICK SWEANY on May 15 at Saturn.

On any given night (or any given album) he’ll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50’s rock, or a punk speedball. He’s a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing ’em all together seamlessly into his own stew. Yet, the one thing that most people notice about Patrick isn’t his ability to copy – it’s his authenticity. Like his heroes, artists like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own. – artists website

Sweany will be joined by guests Firekid and Henry Dunkle. Tickets are only $8 and are available here.

MPM recommends “Them Shoes”  and “Working for You” as seen here: