With the release of his latest album The Fortunate Few next Tuesday, March 5th, multi award-winning, roots/blues musician, Thom Swift announces dates throughout the Maritimes, March 8 – May 17.
The tour kicks off with two shows as part of East Coast Music Week in Halifax:
March 8 Halifax, NS – East Coast Music Week, R&B/Soul Stage, Waterfront Warehouse
March 8 Halifax, NS – East Coast Music Week, Music Nova Scotia Stage, The Seahorse
New Brunswick performance dates include:
March 22 Florenceville-Bristol – The Carleton North Theatre
March 23 Saint John – Picaroons Maple Event, Saint John Ale House
April 26 Fredericton – The Playhouse (Official album release concert, with special guest Matt Andersen)
May 17 St. Andrews – Paddlefest 2013
More dates to be announced.
For full show details and ticket information, visit: thomswift.com
Born and raised in New Brunswick and now based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Swift is well known for his “sophisticated guitar-playing”, “earthy baritone voice” and “textured and truthful” lyrics.
The Fortunate Few (Independent), Swift’s third solo recording, was produced by Swift, engineered by Ed Renzi and recorded at Fortress Studios in Halifax. Featuring acclaimed musicians Geoff Arsenault, Brian Bourne, Kevin Breit, Scott Marshall, Mike Stevens, and Bill Stevenson, the CD offers 10 tracks, including a co-write with renowned Nova Scotia songwriter, Dave Gunning.
Prior to his fruitful solo career, Swift played with blues-folk trio Hot Toddy for 12 years. As a solo artist, Swift has three previous award-winning recordings to his credit: 2007’s Into The Dirt (Independent), 2010’s Blue Sky Day (Groundswell/Warner) and a 2011 children’s recording titled, The Wood Buffalo Youth Song Project (Independent).
Swift has played in support of John Hiatt, Dolly Parton, Bill Frisell and John Mayall and has performed at countless folk and blues festivals throughout Canada, United States and Europe. He also performed shows at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, co-headlined a sold-out show with Symphony Nova Scotia and represented Atlantic Canada at the 2013 International Blues Summit in Memphis, Tennessee.