THOM SWIFT Tours The Fortunate Few

Posted: April 4, 2013

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 THOM SWIFT TOURThe 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.

Thom Swift tours THE FORTUNATE FEW FEATUREPrior 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, TN.

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THE FORTUNATE FEW Tour Dates

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 Shelter
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

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Thom Swift on the ECMA specialWhile you're here check out our other features with Thom Swift...SABStv ECMA Special, Memphis Bound, Swift & Mullins - The Wood Buffalo Song Project, Songwriters Circle - Harmony House (live performance vide0), POSTcard Swift Sends the Blues, On a Blue Sky Day with Thom Swift (video interview) and Tune Into Thom Swift (live performance vide0)

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