That Old Southern Drag
is Patrick Sweany's anticipated follow up to the 2007 Dan Auerbach-produced record Every Hour Is A Dollar Gone
. Patrick has spent the past three years touring relentlessly both on his own and in support of artists such as The Black Keys, Hot Tuna, Paul Thorn, The Wood Brothers, and Sonny Landreth. On Southern Drag
, Sweany wraps his retro blues rock around vintage Southern soul, recalling folks like Eddie Hinton and Solomon Burke, while maintaining his scruffy indie edge.
''If there was any justice in this old world, Patrick Sweany would already be a big star! Since deserving doesn't seem to have much to do with anything, it's up to us to treat ourselves to Pat's new recordings. Quite simply, he's the best. and I've been a fan for a long time. Dig it yourself and tell a friend!'' - Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, Member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame)
Sweany recalls the supple beauty of Ry Cooder's 70s readings of Depression-era pop blues. --Mojo
Sweany seamlessly melds indie rock with blues, soul and Americana. --Chicago Sun-Times