Patrick Sweany @ Chop Suey

The Crocodile Presents:

Patrick Sweany @ Chop Suey

Whitney Mongé

Sun, October 1, 2017

8:00 pm

Chop Suey

Seattle, WA

$12 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

Patrick Sweany
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 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.
Whitney Mongé
Whitney Mongé
Seattle Alternative Soul artist, Whitney Mongé, is a street performer gone Northwest music phenom. Catching the attention of the masses with her dynamic voice and heartfelt performances, Whitney has supported national acts, Ziggy Marley, Allen Stone, Lukas Nelson & The Promise of The Real, Crystal Bowersox, and Brendan James.

In 2007, she began her music journey busking in the Pike Place Market after moving from hometown, Spokane, WA. In the beginning of this quintessential stint, she was approached by filmmaker, Brian Nunes, to be apart of a documentary about street performers. For 2.5 years, Brian captured her journey from busker to professional musician. Find Your Way: a Busker’s Documentary was internationally released in early 2014 and has received several independent film accolades including being selected for the 2014 CBGB Festival in NYC. This award winning film also features Grammy Award Winning violinist, Joshua Bell, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Gene Weingarten, and 90’s rocker, Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States.

Mongé‘s released an independent debut solo album, Heartbeat, in 2011 and then shortly after, recorded an EP, Steadfast, with Grammy Award Winning producer, Pete Stewart and Justin Armstrong. September 2014, she released the Steadfast EP and has received positive reviews for this young artist. Each album consists of the deep, introspective lyrics that Mongé is known for. Her raspy, sultry vocals are highly reminiscent of Melissa Etheridge and she is often compared to Tracy Chapman. She was also apart of a compilation tribute album, The Empress of the Blues: A Tribute to Bessie Smith released in 2014 by Reimagine Music.

Currently, Whitney is recording some new tracks and expects to be announcing it’s release summer 2016.
Venue Information:
Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St
Seattle, WA, 98122
http://www.chopsuey.com/