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“Effortlessly cool, sunburnt soul.”
“On That Old Southern Drag, Sweany's voice can be as wizened as a dust bowl or as warm as a two-inch analog tape. His sound and songs rarely fail to capture the muscular drive of both early rock & roll and back-to-the-jukes blues.”
“Echoes of Sam Cooke and Marv Johnson...bind this record together and capture the Rust Belt rocker’s soulful drawl. (Sweany's) strongest album to date.”
“Sweany sings with one of those genre-defying, deeply soulful voices that Dan Penn used to turn into gold.”
“Every Hour is a Dollar Gone is a perfectly balanced collection of soulful ballads and rollicking foot-stompers all infused with Sweany’s well-honed backwoods pop sensibility. Grade: A-”
"NEW BLUES EXPLOSION! - His music has a loose, aggresive edge, but in his quiter moments, Sweany recalls the supple beauty of Ry Cooder's 70s readings of Depression-era pop blues."