: Almost anyone can empathize with the right blues singer. Song about money woes, love woes, these modern times, and solid guitar solos will reel your ears right in. Ohio bluesman Patrick Sweany is no exception. Sweany's deep, almost-pained voice sings "money comes, money goes, never seen it last that long..." amidst guitar noodling and we can't help but believe. Patrick Sweany sings for the sinners, the dudes who miss smoking at the bar, and everyone who feels a little too intensely the wrongs of the world. After all, raw emotion and the blues go hand in hand. Despite his blues ethos, Patrick doesn't always stay too deep in the seriousness: his video for "Working For You" not only features an upbeat song with plenty of "woah woah woahs" but also a dressed up Patrick Sweany decked out like a retro vacuum salesman. Sweany's got plenty of rock and roll cred to back up his blues, which sometimes touches on country and rock -- The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach has played baritone guitar for Sweany, and has co-produced his work along with Jimbo Mathus from the Squirrel Nut Zippers. It seems that Sweany is primed for his time in the sun, and that with his rise will come a yet another wave of appreciation for blues rock. When he hits the stage, be prepared for a raw assault of Sweany's natural talent: a smokey voice from another time, and guitar skills to match. The music flows through Sweany with ease -- so just sit back, relax, and let him make your night.