Label: Nine Mile Records
Fans of new school blues rockers like Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and JJ Grey should get to know the perpetually underrated Patrick Sweany. Every Hour Is a Dollar Gone, the native Ohioan's fourth album, was produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, and it's Sweany's best yet. He expertly balances his love for classic blues and modern rock. As always, the stars of the show are the dude's gruff howl and chunky riffage. This guy must have been the world's greatest bar-rock act in his previous life.