Patrick Sweany Archive

Mother Plug Music Presents: Patrick Sweany with Dead Fingers and Will Stewart

Mother Plug Music Presents: Patrick Sweany with Dead Fingers and Will Stewart

Patrick Sweany

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, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own.

 

His latest record, Daytime Turned To Nighttime, released in September 2015. It was recorded in his adopted community of E. Nasheville, 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 Bill Withers, Bobbie Gentry and Bobby Charles & The Band provide the sonic blueprint, while Sweany wraps his trademark baritone and impeccable acoustic slide work around songs of longing, redemption and growing up.

 

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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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New Music Monday – Patrick Sweany

New Music Monday - Patrick Sweany

This week we feature Patrick Sweany‘s latest album, Daytime Turned To Night TimeWe couldn’t find the words to truly do this album justice. Others attempted as you may read below, but we think the music speaks for itself.

“This is the kind of music Robert Johnson sold his soul for way back when — and Sweany is pouring his into it.” – Esquire

“Raw and purposely unpolished, (Daytime Turned To Nighttime)’s got more in common with Delta bluesmen like Mississippi John Hurt and soul singers like Bill Withers than anything modern.” – American Songwriter Magazine

You know how you have your favorite musicians, and then they have their favorite musicians? Well, Sweany is one of them. A musician’s musician, but one whose genius is accessible to all of us.” – Paste Magazine

“His lyrics paint vivid pictures, his singing is more soulfully nuanced than ever, and the arrangements are lean, but mean” – Classic Rock presents The Blues(Daytime Turned To Nighttime review)

“Echoes of Sam Cooke and Marv Johnson…bind this record together and capture the Rust Belt rocker’s soulful drawl. (Sweany’s) strongest album to date.” – Pop Matters

“21st Century Blues – Fans of new-school blues rockers like Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and JJ Grey should get to know Patrick Sweany. He expertly…

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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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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: