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Friday To-Do: Patrick Sweany

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Patrick Sweany plays White Water Tavern Friday night.
  • Patrick Sweany plays White Water Tavern Friday night.

PATRICK SWEANY
9:30 p.m. White Water Tavern. $6.

Ohio native Patrick Sweany plays a style of soulful electric blues that's so rock-solid and effortless-sounding that it'll appeal to the diehards and the dilettantes and all points in between. First off: guy can sing really, really well. He's not a traditionally "good" sounding singer (who ever cared about that anyway?), but it's absolutely perfect for his warmly enveloping Southern rock sound.

Sweany's albums have featured such notable producers as Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach and Mississippi badass Jimbo Mathus. His 2007 disc "Every Hour is a Dollar Gone" was packed with blues of all flavors (especially that groovy, ass-shaking Hill Country style), while his latest, "That Old Southern Drag," is a vintage tube amp-and Hammond-drenched romp through classic R&B, roots rock and country and pensive singer/songwriter numbers.

Opening the show is the always entertaining Arkansas Renaissance woman Bonnie Montgomery. This'll be a good one, you all.

Check out "Corner Closet" after the jump.


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