Best Roots

Patrick Sweany

Until this year, roots troubadour and bandleader Patrick Sweany was one of the area's best-kept secrets. But word was bound to get out about the 31-year-old Massillon native. And the new C'Mon C'Mere album, released on New England's Nine Mile Records, made it official: Sweany has arrived as a major talent. Bob Basone makes his deep baritone guitar moan, while Clint Alguire keeps bump-and-grind time. Produced by Delta bluesman Jimbo Mathus and the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, C'Mon C'Mere will leave you wanting a cigarette, a shot, and a nap -- in that order.