Concert photos: Patrick Sweany at Off Broadway, Thursday, February 10

Nashville rhythm and soul man, Patrick Sweany brought his style of rock & roll to Off Broadway last night. Touring in support of his just-released album That Old Southern Drag, Sweany and his band plugged in, turned it up and let loose. With a tight set consisting of foot-stomping tunes, Sweany unleashed his signature sound for the appreciative crowd. With an on-point rhythm section holding it down, the frontman was able to work the stage with a commanding guitar performance accompanied by an equally commanding range of vocals. Playing over an hour’s worth of original numbers from his 5 album catalogue, Sweany heated the cold evening in south city.

Opening the evening was St Louis indie folk duo Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine, who held the room at a standstill with a beautiful blend of harmonies, precise guitar work and an array of accompanying instruments. St Louis rockers Benjamin Riley Band rounded out the evening, playing an energized set that was highlighted by Riley’s unfiltered soulful vocals. From beginning to end, it was a terrific night of live music.

All photos by Nate Burrell. See more at my Flickr stream.