Patrick Sweany On Mountain Stage Hear the blues, soul and folk-rock guitarist perform his first-ever Mountain Stage set.
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Patrick Sweany On Mountain Stage

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Patrick Sweany On Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "Shoestring"
  • "Pecan Trees"
  • "Chelsea Swing"
  • Julie Adams, "Goin' Round and Round"

Patrick Sweany makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Sweany grew up in and around Akron, Ohio, where as a young guitarist he developed a deep interest in and love for Delta blues music. Later, his first band, a trio, included his friend and fellow Akron native Dan Auerbach, now of The Black Keys.

Sweany's affection for the blues still permeates his singing and playing, but the self-described "musical omnivore" can often be found mixing folk, soul, bluegrass and vintage '50s rock into his music. Sweany plays solo and opens with "Shoestring," from his latest Auerbach-produced album, That Old Southern Drag. He's followed by Julie Adams, along with the Mountain Stage band, covering Chuck Berry's "Goin' Round and Round."