Thom Swift is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter who performs a distinctive blend of roots-blues. Swift is well known for his “sophisticated guitar-playing”, “earthy baritone voice” and “textured and truthful” lyrics.
The Fortunate Few, Swift’s third solo recording set for release March 5, 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 cowrite 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, 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.
Recent awards and nominations include:
Wood Buffalo Youth Song Project
2012 East Coast Music Award for Children’s Recording of the Year
2012 Music Nova Scotia Award for Children’s Recording of the Year
Blue Sky Day
2011 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year
2010 Music Nova Scotia Award for Blues Recording of the Year
2011 East Coast Music Award nominee for Album of the Year & Male Solo Recording of the Year
2010 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee for Producer of the Year
Into The Dirt
2008 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year
2008 Canadian Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year
2008 Canadian Maple Blues Award for Galaxie Rising Star
2008 Music Nova Scotia Awards for Musician of the Year & Blues Recording of the Year
2009 Canadian Maple Blues Award nominee for Acoustic Artist of the Year & Songwriter of the Year
Download Thom’s bio from The Fortunate Few here.