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, folks like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Eddie Hinton, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own. For his latest record – Ancient Noise – Sweany teamed up with GRAMMY-award winning producer/engineer Matt Ross-Spang at the newly refurbished Phillips Recording in Memphis. It’s another tour de force, capturing Sweany’s love of classic rock and soul, while delivering in new sonic directions.

 

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