My Sweet Patootie, an acoustic roots group from rural Ontario, bring twining vocal harmonies, monstrous fingerstyle guitar, fiddle, percussion & abundant charisma together in one perfect package.
Complete with tall tales & corny jokes, My Sweet Patootie delivers a modern-day Music Hall show that Driftwood Magazine describes as “two parts exemplary musicianship, one part vaudeville comedy”. Terry Young, Sandra Swannell & Bradford Nowak are skilled performers using a ditzy-like-a-fox approach to their craft. Their upbeat show is a carnival ride with good-time finger-snapping tunes & carefully placed heartfelt ballads.
Their vintage-style songwriting is rooted in folk & Americana but heavily influenced by the likes of Chet Atkins, Les Paul & Mary Ford & the Andrews Sisters. Throw in a penchant for light-hearted satire & their love of artists like Patsy Cline & Hank Williams & you get a sound that Young likes to call “Green Acres for the New Millennium”.
High on the Niagara Escarpment, surrounded by sheep & dairy farmers, My Sweet Patootie creates songs that celebrate the quirkiness of rural & small town life. Whether it’s cheeky finger-snapping swing or moving ballads, their songs have a universal message of living a simple life with charity, thrift, humour, thankfulness, stewardship, community & a passion for one’s work.