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Close To The Floor

by Patrick Sweany

Close To The Floor by Patrick Sweany

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Close To The Floor

by Patrick Sweany

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Label: Nine Mile Records
Why exactly Patrick Sweany isn't the toast of the 21st-century blues-rock revival is anybody's guess. On Close to the Floor the dude once again proves he's in possession of an emotional potency -- fairly insular, a little down, yet sturdy -- that goes unrivalled among his peers; he simply isn't about music that sounds hip/retro, but actually playing out rhythm & blues' expressive possibilities as a mode for singer-songwriters. The album is the most soul-oriented of his career. Both "Bus Station" and "Every Gun" sound as if he's channeling the loner vibes of Tony Joe White and Joe South.

About This Album

Why exactly Patrick Sweany isn't the toast of the 21st-century blues-rock revival is anybody's guess. On Close to the Floor the dude once again proves he's in possession of an emotional potency -- fairly insular, a little down, yet sturdy -- that goes unrivalled among his peers; he simply isn't about music that sounds hip/retro, but actually playing out rhythm & blues' expressive possibilities as a mode for singer-songwriters. The album is the most soul-oriented of his career. Both "Bus Station" and "Every Gun" sound as if he's channeling the loner vibes of Tony Joe White and Joe South.

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About This Album

Why exactly Patrick Sweany isn't the toast of the 21st-century blues-rock revival is anybody's guess. On Close to the Floor the dude once again proves he's in possession of an emotional potency -- fairly insular, a little down, yet sturdy -- that goes unrivalled among his peers; he simply isn't about music that sounds hip/retro, but actually playing out rhythm & blues' expressive possibilities as a mode for singer-songwriters. The album is the most soul-oriented of his career. Both "Bus Station" and "Every Gun" sound as if he's channeling the loner vibes of Tony Joe White and Joe South.