Nashville-based blues-rocker Patrick Sweany is once again gearing up to hit the road for a summer tour, including appearances at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.
Today, Paste Magazine premiered the video for "Every Night Every Day" from his critically acclaimed album Close To The Floor. "'Every Night Every Day’ is, for lack of a better word, the darkest thing I’ve released,” said Sweany. “I really wanted to push the vocal and unison guitar to the raunchiest point I physically could, to vent the frustration reflected in the lyrics. I feel like the moody, noir-ish look of the video captures that.”
Sweany recently appeared on the syndicated radio program Music City Roots with his full band who will hit the road with him this summer. Watch the band's stunning performance of the album's opening track "Working For You".
Writing in the Nashville Scene, Edd Hurt said "Sweany is a modern bluesman with a songwriting knack - a rare combination... [his] sincerity is beautiful, and he shouldn't change a thing."
Close To The Floor is as personal a statement as the roots troubadour has ever made. Inspired by tragedy and frustration, it’s a (mostly) gritty look into the mirror for the Akron native who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. The record chronicles Sweany’s coping with the premature deaths of two family members, his struggles with perpetual touring, and his battles with the (mostly) ruthless music industry.
Sweany was featured in American Songwriter, CMT Edge, and was even called a "soon-to-be-legendary guitar man" by Rolling Stone following his performance at the Newport Folk Festival last year.
Recently, Esquire premiered the video for his most recent single "Working For You" and said "This is the kind of music Robert Johnson sold his soul for way back when - and Sweany is pouring his into it."
June 13-15: Eureka Springs, AR - Eureka Springs Blues Weekend
June 19: Lancaster, PA - Tellus 360
June 20: Rehoboth Beach, DE - DIVE
June 21: New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
June 22: Cambridge, MA - Atwood's Tavern
June 25: Hamden, CT - Outer Space
June 26: Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
June 27: Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Fest
June 28: Ottawa, ON - Zaphod's Beeblebrox
June 29: Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
June 30: Buffalo, NY - Sportsmen's Tavern
July 2: Lakewood, OH - Mahall's
July 3: Newport, KY - Southgate House Revivial
July 4: Marietta, OH - Red, White & Blues Festival
July 5: Kent, OH - Kent Fest
July 17: Atlanta, GA - Smithe’s Olde Bar
July 18: Hickory, NC - Acoustic Stage
July 19: Locust, NC - July Jam
July 23: St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
July 24: Kansas City, MO - Czar Bar
July 25: Omaha, NE - Hullabaloo Festival
July 26: Columbia, MO - The Bridge
August 7: Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
August 8: Chicago, IL - Reggie’s
August 9: Appleton, WI - Mile Of Music
August 29: Salt Lake City, UT - Garage On Beck
September 4: San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
September 6: San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
September 11: Crested Butte, CO - Center For The Arts
September 12: Telluride, CO - Telluride Blues & Brews
September 13: Denver, CO - Walnut Room