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Some of the best inspirations for countless musicians can be found in the old man’s record collection. Musical alchemist, Patrick Sweany, did just that as a kid and fell in love with the 1960s-era classic country, folk, and blues albums he found in his father’s vinyl stash. Lots of blues. He taught himself finger picking by playing along with Leadbelly and Ligthnin’ Hopkins recordings.
As he grew up and honed his chops, he infused his earliest influences with garage punk and the soul sounds of the 1950s and created a sound fully his own, but obviously rich with the music he loves best. The Ohio native has four records to his credit, two of which were produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Sweany’s music is a potent stew, made from a recipe consisting of many ingredients – the result is rich, bluesy and totally authentic.