The Fortunate Few Third Solo Release for Thom Swift



Thom Swift




Halifax, NS – February 26, 2013 - With the release of his latest album The Fortunate Few next Tuesday, March 5, multi award-winning, roots/blues musician, Thom Swift announces dates throughout the Maritimes, March 8 – May 17, kicking off with two shows as part of East Coast Music Week in Halifax.


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, Nova
Scotia. Featuring acclaimed musicians, Geoff Arsenault, Brian Bourne, Kevin Breit,
Scott Marshall, Mike Stevens, and Bill Stevenson, the CD offers ten 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


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, TN.




Thom Swift

Maritime performance dates include:

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
March 22         Florenceville-Bristol, NB - The Carleton North Theatre
March 23         Saint John, NB - Picaroons Maple Event, Saint John Ale House
April 6              Chester, NS - Chester Playhouse
April 12            New Glasgow, NS - Glasgow Square
April 13            Lunenburg, NS - Pearl Theatre
April 20            Antigonish, NS - Dragon Fly Café
April 21            Halifax, NS - The Carleton, Fundraiser for Bide Awhile Animal
April 26            Fredericton, NB - The Playhouse (with special guest Matt
Andersen) **
April 27          Halifax, NS - Harbourfront Lounge, Casino Nova Scotia **
May 3              Mount Stewart, PE - Trailside Café
May 17            St. Andrews, NB - Paddlefest 2013

**Official album release concerts 
***More dates to be announced










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