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.
The Maness Brothers hail from St. Louis, MO and bring blues, rock, garage and punk to the MAC stage.
Chris Black and the Eagles of Unemployment are Chris Black, Adam Rader, Zack Winding, and Shelby Preklas. They play songs using musical instruments.