MOUNT STEWART – Following the release of his latest album “The Fortunate Few” on March 5, multi award-winning, roots/blues musician, Thom Swift, took off on a tour throughout the Maritimes, which brings him to P.E.I. May 3.
He will be performing at the Trailside Café in Mount Stewart.
He kicked off his tour with two shows at East Coast Music Awards Week in Halifax recently and then moves over to New Brunswick for two more shows this weekend, March 22 and 23.
Born and raised in New Brunswick and now based in Halifax, N.S., Swift is known for his “sophisticated guitar-playing”, “earthy baritone voice” and “textured and truthful” lyrics.
“The Fortunate Few” (Independent), Swift’s third solo recording, was self-produced, 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 solo career, Swift played with blues-folk trio Hot Toddy for 12 years. As a solo artist, he has three previous award-winning recordings to his credit: 2007’s “Into The Dirt,” 2010’s “Blue Sky Day” 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.