Cotton and Coal
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Cotton and Coal

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter

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Feb
18
Cotton and Coal @ Hi-Tone

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Dec
19
Cotton and Coal @ Otherlands

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Sep
27
Cotton and Coal @ Denver City Park

Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver, Colorado, USA

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Caleb Sweazy, songwriter of this "dirty, sexy roots-blues-jazz-rock" combo. The debut EP opens with the tin-pan jazz of "Fool", setting the pace with its urban jazz troubadour style. But don`t let the song fool ya into thinking they have one trick. There is great diversity here as the garage rock blues of "1 Track Mind", the sets most rockin` tune, proves. "Easy" and "Model A" are barebones recordings with Siegel alone on his acoustic; the dull, hollow tone of the aged strings and his dry, direct delivery give these respective blues and alt. folk tunes an immediate and live feel. And since the focus is on a good song (or six), the fidelity is not the issue. It's the honesty - Robinson


Caleb Sweazy, songwriter of this "dirty, sexy roots-blues-jazz-rock" combo. The debut EP opens with the tin-pan jazz of "Fool", setting the pace with its urban jazz troubadour style. But don`t let the song fool ya into thinking they have one trick. There is great diversity here as the garage rock blues of "1 Track Mind", the sets most rockin` tune, proves. "Easy" and "Model A" are barebones recordings with Siegel alone on his acoustic; the dull, hollow tone of the aged strings and his dry, direct delivery give these respective blues and alt. folk tunes an immediate and live feel. And since the focus is on a good song (or six), the fidelity is not the issue. It's the honesty - Robinson


Caleb Sweazy's 'Goodbye Bonneville' is roots music beautifully written and sung ... done with class and a serious cool factor - a rare bird indeed. - Peter Jesperson


Caleb Sweazy's 'Goodbye Bonneville' is roots music beautifully written and sung ... done with class and a serious cool factor - a rare bird indeed. - Peter Jesperson


Sweazy's world-weary viewpoint, unconventional voice and folksy
guitar work mark this as the most roundabout Southern debut in some
time. - Mark Jordan


Sweazy's world-weary viewpoint, unconventional voice and folksy
guitar work mark this as the most roundabout Southern debut in some
time. - Mark Jordan


Immediately, Sweazy gives off a swank, down to earth vibe that hooked
his audience. There is nothing modest about his on stage performance.
He delivered a soulful mix of country and blues with a touch rock.
Sweazy's persona, melts away any kind of resistance in the audience. - Jillian Toman - Lucid Forge


Immediately, Sweazy gives off a swank, down to earth vibe that hooked
his audience. There is nothing modest about his on stage performance.
He delivered a soulful mix of country and blues with a touch rock.
Sweazy's persona, melts away any kind of resistance in the audience. - Jillian Toman - Lucid Forge


He sings with heart and soul bared. Fun, down and dirty record. - The Mangler


He sings with heart and soul bared. Fun, down and dirty record. - The Mangler


Last year Caleb Sweazy sold his bike, a Triumph Bonneville, to finance this cd. The title Goodbye Bonneville does give away he must have been ‘devoted’ to the bike. But he doesn’t have to be grieved about it, this lp is a much bigger possession. A work to be proud of. Caleb Sweazy is the kind of artist who rises above the music genres. His music include influences of country, blues, rock and soul, but at no point you can describe his music with one of these genres. The Long Road contains some tasty rockabilly guitar and in Los Angeles the pedalsteel slowly descend while the drums keep on going. The result is intriguing. Sweazy has a striking voice, a bit sneering, witch gives his music something ‘dangerous’. A bit like Jake La Botz got. Those who liked his cd Graveyard Jones most definitely should listen to Goodbye Bonneville. Specially in American Dream and Reap Sweazy is on the same track as La Botz. This record was recorded in Los Angeles, but Sweazy recently moved to Memphis - AltCountry - John Gjaltema


Last year Caleb Sweazy sold his bike, a Triumph Bonneville, to finance this cd. The title Goodbye Bonneville does give away he must have been ‘devoted’ to the bike. But he doesn’t have to be grieved about it, this lp is a much bigger possession. A work to be proud of. Caleb Sweazy is the kind of artist who rises above the music genres. His music include influences of country, blues, rock and soul, but at no point you can describe his music with one of these genres. The Long Road contains some tasty rockabilly guitar and in Los Angeles the pedalsteel slowly descend while the drums keep on going. The result is intriguing. Sweazy has a striking voice, a bit sneering, witch gives his music something ‘dangerous’. A bit like Jake La Botz got. Those who liked his cd Graveyard Jones most definitely should listen to Goodbye Bonneville. Specially in American Dream and Reap Sweazy is on the same track as La Botz. This record was recorded in Los Angeles, but Sweazy recently moved to Memphis - AltCountry - John Gjaltema


Discography

This is Americana Volume 2
Jitterbug Thompson 6 song EP
Goodbye Bonneville

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Bio

In 2005, I self-released a 6 song EP under the
name Jitterbug Thompson. Three songs off of that
EP received national attention. “Model A” and “442”
were played on NPR’s Car Talk. “Fool” was one of
two songs by independent artists included on the
Americana Music Association’s annual compilation,
This is American Volume 2, which also features tracks
from artists like Mary Gauthier, Robert Earl Keen
and John Doe.
I sold my Triumph motorcycle to finance an album,
aptly titled “Goodbye Bonneville”.
The song “Long Road” can be heard on the PBS show
Roadtrip Nation.
I've recently finished my third album at Ardent Studios in Memphis TN.