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Wednesday October 4 2017
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
Patrick Sweany
 Soul, Rock, Blues
Natural Pear
  country folk
Scott Mickelson

Patrick Sweany
Patrick Sweany
-from E. Nashville, TN

-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 6 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, comes 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.-

Natural Pear
Jeremy - Guitar/Sing
Genevieve - Sing/Percussion
Aaron - Drums
Jeff - Keys
Walker - Bass
-from San Francisco, CA

-There’s an old saying in Oklahoma, “The greener the pear, the sweeter the juice”, and even though that’s completely backwards, so are you. Almost all of our songs are played forwards, so don’t let a little dust & sunshine worry you none, this is what we do in California.
Now, back to repairing this whistle…

Scott Mickelson
Scott Mickelson & Guest
-from San Francisco, CA

-Scott Mickelson is from San Francisco. His latest record Flickering was on the Grammy Ballot in two categories (Best Folk Album, Best Roots Music Performance).

National appearances and press include: NPR Radio, Huffington Post, CBS Morning Show, Jimmy Lloyd Show (NBC), Alternative Press Magazine, Glide Magazine, PopMatters and a Folk Alliance Showcase. Other accolades include winning a national band search by MTV/7-Up that included $15,000. His song “Mouth Like A Trucker” was included the feature film “Along The Way”.

He has appeared with artists including: Matt Nathanson, Grammy Producer - Larry Campbell, Griffin House, Grammy Artist - Jim Lauderdale, Peter Case, Nick Lowe, Smashmouth, Grammy Artist - Rob Hotchkiss (Train), Dr. John, Box Set, Jonathan Richman, Dick Dale.

“Mickelson sings with aching urgency, cloaked in a dark fog that keeps his melodies balancing on the edge of unresolved, underscoring his take that life is never an all-easy road. His work is smart, moving and never overdone.” -MusicNewsNashville

“Flickering, a buoyant composition showcasing that Mickelson’s offers undeniable musical charm and instrumental dexterity.” -Glide Magazine

“It's American folk-Rock with a post punk edge, rustic but scarred.” -Alternative Press Magazine