That Old Southern Drag
Label: Nine Mile Records
Patrick Sweany gets it. The blues-rock bard wails and moans about those folks stalking the fringes of society with an understanding that's downright uncanny. The character in the opening tune, "Sleeping Bag," is right out of a Gary Stewart tale. Crashing at his bro's house for the time being, the poor schlub yearns for shelter and stability: "Tell me, where do I sleep at night?" Yet he just can't get his life together. Later on, in "Police Car Blues," the same guy (most definitely) gets all nervous and antsy at the mere sight of the fuzz -- must be on probation, right?