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Patrick Sweany
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Patrick Sweany (b. April 1974) is a Blues-rock musician from Massillon, Ohio. Patrick Sweany first gained prominence in the late 1990's as an acoustic blues guitarist and singer at many Blues Festivals around the U.S. His first CD I Wanna Tell You was released in 1999 and drew critical acclaim from prominent musicians such as Roy Book Binder and Jimmy Thackery. In 2001, Patrick formed an electric trio called simply The Patrick Sweany Band. The band includes drummer Clint Alguire, and has featured a revolving cast of baritone guitarists, including Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, Ted Pecchio currently of Col. Bruce Hampton's The Codetalkers, and Jon Finley. Currently, Bob Basone fills the role. The drum chair is being filled currently by Nick Fritsch. The omission of a bass player was Sweany's attempt to model the sound of the band after Hound Dog Taylor's HouseRockers In 2006, Patrick signed with Nine Mile Records to release C'mon C'mere. The CD was co-produced by Dan Auerbach and Jimbo Mathus from Squirrel Nut Zippers and incorporated country music, soul music and 50s era rock and roll into his already potent electric blues stylings. In 2007, Patrick again teamed up with former bandmate Dan Auerbach to record Every Hour Is A Dollar Gone, which featured the songs "Them Shoes," "After Awhile" and "Hotel Women." These songs gained significant radio airplay for Sweany around the U.S. Sweany toured behind Every Hour with The Black Keys, The Gourds, Paul Thorn, Hot Tuna, and on his own. With his rising success, Sweany moved to Nashville in 2009 and showcased for the first time at the Americana Music Association Conference. In early 2011, Sweany released That Old Southern Drag, produced by Joe McMahan (Webb Wilder, Allison Moorer, Mike Farris). Southern Drag showcased a more polished sound for Sweany, as well as a further move towards country and Muscle Shoals era soul music. Patrick is endorsed by Fender Guitars.


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