Fortunate Ones HOLD FAST

A Sweet Release...

Posted: May 15, 2018

It’s been a busy winter and spring for Newfoundland’s Fortunate Ones as they just wrapped an extensive tour supporting across Canada and the US. But before they release their sophomore album, Hold Fast, on May 25th, they have a new song and video to share for the fan favourite, “Before You.”

The video for “Before You” was shot by Phil Maloney of Hey Rosetta! in the stunning location of The Inn by Mallard Cottage in the historic Quidi Vidi Village, Newfoundland. Fortunate Ones have just announced an album release tour of Newfoundland and Labrador this fall, presented by the Arts and Culture Centres of Newfoundland and Labrador. Full tour details below.

Speaking on the track, Andrew O’Brien says, “Before You” is a whisper of thanks and gratitude. It is a realization that sometimes you find yourself in a position that is better than you deserve and that life seems to lose meaning before you found yourself in it. “Before You” is not a guarantee of happy ever-after but it is a promise of we'll go down trying. “

Hold Fast will be released May 25th on Old Farm Pony Records and features collaborations with Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta!), Meg Warren (Repartee), Jim Bryson, Good Lovelies, Alexa Dirks (Begonia), Mike Belyea (Jenn Grant/David Myles), and Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta!). The album was produced, engineered & mixed by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake Nova Scotia and mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto.

Pre-order Hold Fast now and receive “Before You”, “Steady As She Goes”, and “Northern Star” as instant downloads.

May 26 - CBC Music Festival, Toronto ON TICKETS
June 16 - Folk Fest sur le Canal, Montreal, QC TICKETS
July 5-8 - Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, MB TICKETS
July 13 - Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON TICKETS
July 14 - Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON TICKETS
July 21 - Garrick Theatre, Bonavista, NL TICKETS
Aug 4 - Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival, NL TICKETS
Aug 17-19  - Bear Creek, Grand Prairie, AB TICKETS
Aug 25 - Windsong Music Festival, Powassan, ON TICKETS
Nov 15 - Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre,
Labrador City, NL TICKETS
Nov 17 - Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts, Grand Falls,
Nov 18 - Joseph R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre,
Nov 19 - Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre,
Stephenville, NL TICKETS
Nov 20 - Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre,
Corner Brook, NL TICKETS
Nov 24 - St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre St. John’s, NL TICKETS

While you're here be sure to check out our previously posted Features on FORTUNATE ONES... "All Will Be Well", HOME For The Holidays - Sharing East Coast Traditions & Memories, SABStv ONES TO WATCH 2015, Fortunate Ones Release Debut CD "The Bliss", 2015 Wishes, Goals & Resolutions, Music & Lyrics by Andrew James O'Brien "We Were a Boat", Catherine Allan Cool People Profile, Andrew James O'Brien Cool People ProfileSABStv "A Day on Water Street" including one on one with Andrew James O'Brien.

Find Fortunate Ones on line


Twitter: @FortunateOnesNL

Instagram: @fortunateonesmusic

Facebook: @fortunateonesmusic

YouTube: @FortunateOnesNL


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