Patrick Sweany, Early James & The Latest, Greg Klyma

Sat May 5 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Thunder Road

379 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA 02143

Ages 21+

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Thunder Road Presents:
Patrick Sweany, Early James & The Latest, Greg Klyma

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  • Patrick Sweany

    Patrick Sweany

    Blues-Rock

    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.

  • Early James & The Latest

    Early James & The Latest

    Alternative Country

    Early James is Folk/Blues musician based in Birmingham, Alabama. At age 23 he has been playing music for 8 years. He attempts to spin what perhaps has not been spun before; a so called “fresh” take on Folk, Blues, Jazz, and Country with dark, rusty, crooner-esque stylings.

  • Greg Klyma

    Greg Klyma

    Americana

    His birthdate puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Greg Klyma is an old-school troubadour. His enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists who is carrying the torch of Woody and Ramblin' Jack. He rolls in off the road, pulls out a guitar, and proceeds to take us back to the basics: family, love, gratitude, laughter. It's the timeless art of the true troubadour, keeping alive the American folk tradition.

Thunder Road Presents:

Patrick Sweany, Early James & The Latest, Greg Klyma

Sat May 5 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Thunder Road Somerville MA
Patrick Sweany, Early James & The Latest, Greg Klyma
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Ages 21+

FEE FREE BOX OFFICE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE CLUB DAILY AFTER 5PM.
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Dear Music Lovers,
We at Thunder Road pride ourselves on being a safe space.  If at any time or for any reason someone at the show is making you feel unsafe or uncomfortable please let a staff member know immediately.  Thanks and have a great time!

Enjoy 10% off food orders 5pm-8pm With Purchase Of Advance Tickets!