Joey Sweeney has been writing songs since he was a teenager in the 1980s, going on to front the groups The Barnabys and The Trouble With Sweeney, as well as recording and performing as a solo artist. His songs and records have received widespread critical acclaim over the years; of his last record with The Trouble With Sweeney, Fishtown Briefcase, Pitchfork said "[Sweeney] mixes autobiography and fiction against the group's 70s-inflected indie pop, resourceful-- and unabashed-- enough to digress into an E Street interlude or an AM-rock guitar coda."
From 2004 until now, Sweeney has mostly shied from performing and recording, focusing instead on his role as Publisher & Editor of the website Philebrity.com
. In 2010, however, Sweeney stepped back into his old role of singer/songwriter, this time fronting the rock band Arctic Splash. Joey Sweeney Your Life Is Calling compiles the best of everything before the Splash.
Sweeney will play these tracks and more on Saturday, Dec. 8th at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, reuniting both The Barnabys and The Trouble With Sweeney, along with some very special guests.