Road Dog Gospel

by Mikey Sweet

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What started as a real grassroots Kickstarter campaign, consisting of a handmade sign saying “Broke Musician Need Money to Finish Album w/Big Shot Producer and Hot Band! God Bless” and a hitchhiking tour of the Northeast, has turned into Mikey Sweet’s sophomore album, Road Dog Gospel. For this album, Sweet teamed up with producer Danny Bernini (NRBQ, Blondie, Martin Sexton, LuxDelux, The Notorious BIG) with the intention of creating an album that captured the essence of his live performance. Recorded live at Spirit House Recording in Northampton, MA, the album is the first of Sweet’s recordings to truly represent him as a performer, and as a songwriter. The band, which included Ryan Hommel (Pedal Steel and Guitar), Jeff Lynch (Guitar), Riley Godleski (Drums) and Zack Cross (Keyboards), showcases Sweet’s strong voice and guitar, acting as a nest that cradles the song, enhancing the vocal story and finger style.



The first single, “Brick Wall,” is an old-timey blue song telling the tale of a lone traveler who goes from busking with a “two-string fiddle” and a cardboards sing that says “ The Band’s Here to Play” to being arrested for trespassing on the steps of a church and getting beat-up in a small town country jail. Sweet repeats the chorus “I must of hit a big brick wall; I had to hit a big brick wall.” “Dry Bones,” the second single, tells the cryptic story of a man losing his new boots and hitting rock bottom; it’s a tale of depravity and hope, peace and mercy.

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released April 26, 2016

All Songs By Mikey SWeet
Recorded and Mixed at Spirithouse Music
Produced By Danny Bernini
Mastered by Alex Saltz
APS MATERING NYC
2016

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Mikey Sweet Northampton, Massachusetts

"With his expressive, lived-in voice, Mikey Sweet balances heartworn lyrics with just enough humor on engaging, deeply felt Americana tunes."

~Eric Danton of The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Pitchford, Salon and Paste Magazine
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