Thom Swift is Memphis Bound

A Sweet Release...

Posted: December 5, 2012

The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival has just announced that acclaimed roots-bluesman, Thom Swift will represent Atlantic Canada at the 2013 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee in January.

Each year, the Harvest Festival picks a deserving local musician to compete in what has become the largest blues competition in the world. Past representatives include Matt Andersen, who won the solo competition, helping him rise to the top of the Canadian blues scene, including multiple wins at the Maple Blues Awards.

Presented by The Blues Foundation, the IBC is an annual competition that sees more than 180 blues acts from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. It has become the world’s largest gathering of blues acts.

Thom Swift in concertAs a multi award-winning singer-songwriter, Swift has been lauded across the country for his distinctive roots-blues blend, marked by sophisticated guitar playing, his earthy baritone voice and engaging lyrics. With 12 albums to his credit, both solo and with acclaimed jazz-blues trio Hot Toddy, he has won several East Coast Music Awards, Music Nova Scotia Awards and a coveted Maple Blues Award. He was also selected by the CBC as one of the country’s top songwriters, penning a song for the “Great Canadian Song Quest”.

Swift is currently working on his highly anticipated new solo album, which is set for release on March 5, 2013.

While you're here check out our other features with Thom Swift... 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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