New Music from Thom Swift

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Thom Swift announces new album and summer tour dates.

ThomSwift4photocredtiScottBlackburn(Halifax, NS) – Multi award-winning, Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Thom Swift will release his new and fourth solo recording, The Legend of Roy Black on June 3 and will tour the Maritimes.

The 10-song folk-roots recording was produced and recorded by Swift and Charles Austin at Echo Chamber Studio in Halifax, NS and mixed and mastered by Dave Gunning at Wee House of Music in Pictou, NS. All songs were written by Swift, including two co-writes: “Well Worn Road” and “Broken Glass” with award-winning musician, Keith Mullins and excluding a cover of the late Jim Dorie’s song titled, “I Don’t Know” and a cover of the over 60 year-old classic titled “A Satisfied Mind”, written by J.H. Hayes & Jack Rhodes.

The album features Swift on acoustic and resonator guitars and vocals, Tom Easley on stand up bass, Asa Brosius on pedal steel, and J.P. Cormier on mandolin, violins and banjo. Dave Gunning performs high-strung guitar on lead track “Well Worn Road”.

With over twenty-five years experience recording and performing across Canada, the United States and Europe, Swift shoots straight to the point with his writing. His voice and music is unique and powerful.

He has toured and shared the stage with noted performers such as Rosanne Cash, John Hiatt, Bill Frisell, John Mayall, and Pinetop Perkins and he is co-founder of award-winning folk-blues-jazz group, Hot Toddy Trio, who have released nine albums and performed at prestigious music festivals worldwide.

Upcoming shows include:

May 22 | St. Andrews, NB | Paddlefest

June 11 | Halifax, NS | Compass Room, Casino Nova Scotia

June 17 | Membertou, NS | Kiju’s Restaurant, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

June 18 | Berwick, NS | Union Street Café

June 19 | Mount Stewart, PEI | Trailside Inn & Café

June 27-30 | Sherbrooke, NS | The Road to StanFest Songwriters Camp

July 1-3 | Canso, NS | Stan Rogers Folk Festival

July 15-17 | Long Creek, NS | Neely G Festival of Music

July 22 | Glen Haven, NS | Paul’s Hall

August 14 | Harvey, NB | Harvey Hall

August 18 | Rothesay, NB | Rothesay Commons

August 20 | East Margaretsville, NS | Evergreen Theatre

October 15 | New Glasgow, NS | Glasgow Square

October 28 | Fredericton, NB | The Playhouse (on sale May 18)

November 12 | Chester, NS | The Playhouse

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