Patrick Sweany Announces Summer Tour – "Working For You" Video Featured In Esquire

Patrick Sweany
Patrick Sweany

Last summer, blues-rocker Patrick Sweany released a new album Close To The Floor to critical praise. Writing in the Nashville SceneEdd Hurt said “Sweany is a modern bluesman with a songwriting knack – a rare combination… [his] sincerity is beautiful and he shouldn’t change a thing.”

The album is as personal a statement as the roots troubadour has ever made. Inspired by tragedy and frustration, it’s a (mostly) gritty look into the mirror for the Akron native who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. The record chronicles Sweany’s coping with the premature deaths of two family members, his struggles with perpetual touring, and his battles with the (mostly) ruthless music industry.

Sweany was featured in American SongwriterCMT Edge, and was even called a “soon-to-be-legendary guitar man” by Rolling Stone following his performance at the Newport Folk Festival last year.

Recently, Esquire premiered the video for his most recent single “Working For You” and said “This is the kind of music Robert Johnson sold his soul for way back when – and Sweany is pouring his into it.”

Following a successful European tour, Sweany will once again trek across the United States and Canada this summer for a headlining tour with a full band. Additional dates in June and July will be announced shortly.

May 28: Nashville, TN – Music City Roots at The Loveless Barn
June 13-15: Eureka Springs, AR – Eureka Springs Blues Weekend
June 19: Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360
June 20: Rehoboth Beach, DE – DIVE
June 21: New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
June 22: Cambridge, MA – Atwood’s Tavern
June 25: Hamden, CT – Outer Space
June 26: Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
June 28: Ottawa, ON – Zaphod’s Beeblebrox
June 29: Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
June 30: Buffalo, NY – Sportsmen’s Tavern
July 2: Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
July 3: Newport, KY – Southgate House Revivial
July 4: Marietta, OH – Red, White & Blues Festival
July 5: Kent, OH – Kent Fest
July 18: Hickory, NC – Acoustic Stage
July 19: Locust, NC – July Jam
July 24: Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar
July 25: Omaha, NE – Hullabaloo Festival
August 9: Appleton, WI – Mile Of Music
August 13: Denver, CO – Walnut Room
September 11: Crested Butte, CO – Center For The Arts
September 12: Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews