November 2, 2016 · 8:00pm

8pm
$10 online  $12 at the door
21+

We first saw blues-rocker Patrick Sweany over at The Fridge, and we were smitten. Sweany is returning for his third appearance at Tellus360.

Patrick Sweany

Patrick Sweany likes the spaces in between.

On a given night (or on a given album) he’ll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50s rock, or a punk speedball. He’s a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing ’em all together seamlessly into his own stew. Yet, the one thing that most people notice about Patrick isn’t his ability to copy – it’s his authenticity. Like his heroes, artists like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own.

It’s no wonder that as a kid he immersed himself in his dad’s extensive record collection: 60s folk, vintage country, soul, and, of course, blues. Patrick spent hours teaching himself to fingerpick along to Leadbelly, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and other folk-blues giants.

In his late teens, Patrick began playing the clubs and coffeehouses around Kent, OH. He quickly gained a reputation for the intricate country blues style he was developing: part Piedmont picking, part Delta slide – with an equally impressive deep, smooth vocal style.

But Patrick wouldn’t stay in the acoustic world for long. His love of 50s era soul and rock fused with the adrenaline-soaked garage punk revival happening throughout the Rust Belt pushed him to form a band.

After 7 critically acclaimed records (two produced by longtime collaborator Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), Patrick has expanded his touring radius to 49 states and Europe. He’s played premiere festivals (Newport Folk Fest, Merlefest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Telluride Blues & Brews) and supported international acts such as The Black Keys, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna, and others on tour.

His latest record, Daytime Turned To Nighttime, came out in September 2015. It was recorded in his adopted community of E. Nasheville, TN and features contributions from long-time collaborator and producer Joe McMahan (Allsion Moorer, Webb Wilder), Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), Bryan Owings(Tony Joe White, Solomon Burke), among others. For Daytime Sweany took a fairly different approach than his usual raw, intense blues sound, opting for more subtle textures and playing. Seminal 70s records by Bill Withers, Bobbie Gentry and Bobby Charles & The Band provide the sonic blueprint, while Sweany wraps his trademark baritone and impeccable acoustic slide work around songs of longing, redemption and growing up.

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Jason Reed Band

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Led by singer, songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist Jason Reed, The JRB is a high energy, indie-rock band with funk and blues influences. The band features brothers Trevor Reed (drums) and Dan Reed (guitar) along with “honorary” brothers Jay Moore (bass) and Chuck Whiteman (sax). On stage the band mixes it up with big rhythms, trading guitar and saxophone solo’s with a raw energy that spills out into the audience. They have performed as a featured artist at the World Cafe Live, Turks Head Music Festival, The Legendary Dobbs and much more. Jason’s debut album “The Big Unknown” covers a lot of ground both stylistically and thematically including songs about fatherhood and serving in Mogadishu with the Marines. Their music has also been featured on 88.5 WXPN, 93.7 WSTW and several other radio programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Jason is also among the ranks of many notable, national acts as a volunteer for WXPN’s, Musicians on Call – A national program which brings live music to the bedside of hospital patients undergoing treatment.