Patrick Sweany is a name that I was unfamiliar with when his latest album, That Old Southern Drag, showed up in the mail, but after giving it a listen I'm clearing off a spot in my good CD rack in the listening room. If I had to label it I'd call it bluesy soul music, or soulful blues music, somewhat akin to The Black Keys. And that's not a huge surprise considering he's toured with and collaborated with Dan Auerbach for years. The vocals are worn and rugged and blend excellently with the dirty blues rock guitar riffs Patrick lays down. Put this on and let it play through and it is guaranteed to grow on you. The album won't be out until February, but you can get it for $10 if you preorder from Nine Mile Records. No tour dates listed for Louisville yet, but the year is young, so let's keep our fingers crossed.
Patrick Sweany - Heavy Problems (Peavey Rage) (from That Old Southern Drag) (Buy)
Patrick Sweany - Frozen Lake (from That Old Southern Drag) (Buy)
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