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Patrick Sweany – “Working for You”

Patrick Sweany - "Working for You"

Patrick Sweany likes the spaces in between.

On a given night (or on a given album) he’ll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic ’50s 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, and Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own.

This week’s featured video, “Working For You” appeared on 2014’s, Close to the Floor. Patrick Sweany has 6 critically acclaimed records to date, two of which were produced by long-time collaborator Dan Auerbach. His latest album, Daytime Turned to Nighttime was recorded in his adopted community of E. Nashville, TN and features contributions from long-time collaborator and producer Joe McMahan (Allsion Moorer, Webb Wilder), Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), Bryan Owings (Tony Joe White, Solomon Burke), among others. For Daytime, Sweany took a fairly different approach than his usual raw, intense blues sound, opting for more subtle textures and playing. Seminal 70s records by…

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The Revivalists

The Revivalists

Mother Plug Music presents The Revivalists featuring special guest Patrick Sweany and Willie and the Giant, Friday, June 26, at Avondale Brewing Co. Get your tickets here!

The Revivalists. The formation of The Revivalists was all about chance, but everything since then has been a combination of hard work, awesome music, and friendship. The septet has been playing nonstop since 2007, crafting a genre-hopping sound that rounds out traditional rock instrumentation with horns and pedal steel guitar and mixes the divergent backgrounds of its individual members with the humid, funky undercurrents of the band’s New Orleans home. The result is like English spoken with an exotic accent: familiar, yet difficult to pin down.

Religion aside, a revival is all about the tangible electricity that can only be created when enough like minds are crammed under a single roof for a singular purpose. It’s a spiritual spectacle, a carnival of the divine, a whole greater than the sum of its parts. The same could be said for The Revivalists’ searing live performances. The band has a knack for bringing music to life on a stage, and they have tuned their talents to Swiss-watch precision…

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