East Meets West for Maritime Tour

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Thom Swift joins West Coast singer songwriter Scott Shea for a series of Maritime performances.

ThomSwiftPhoto2014-2(Halifax, NS) – Promoting his debut solo album, Let it Storm, West Coast folk/roots/Americana singer-songwriter, Scott Shea and East Coast award-winning roots-blues singer-songwriter, Thom Swift will perform dates in the Maritimes, May 9 – 14, 2015.

Shea is the son of legendary guitarist, Red Shea, known for his distinctive pick work and memorable leads for Gordon Lightfoot. With expressive lyrics and memorable melodies, Let It Storm was developed during a reflective period following his father’s death. Distilling the richness of his own particular musical background, the recording was composed on the same guitar his father used in all of the early Lightfoot hits.

Let it Storm was recorded in Austin, Texas, produced by Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) and features Willie Nelson’s sister, Bobbie Nelson on keyboard.

For the upcoming shows, Shea will perform as part of an acoustic trio and joined by Adam Dobres (Ruth Moody, Wailin’ Jennys) on acoustic guitar, national slide and mandolin and Blake Palm on upright bass.

For more information on Scott Shea, visit: scottsheasongs.com

For the past two-plus decades, New Brunswick-born, Nova Scotia-based, singer-songwriter/ finger-style and bottleneck slide guitarist, Thom Swift has enjoyed a career that has brought him a multitude of acclaim and awards.

His latest record, The Fortunate Few continues his winning ways. The Fortunate Few was awarded the 2014 East Coast Music Award (ECMA) for Blues Recording of the Year and the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Award for Blues Recording of the Year.

With a strong foundation in Americana roots /folk/ blues, Thom’s reassuring baritone voice, accomplished guitar playing and distinctive original music has brought him to soft seat venues and festivals across Canada, Europe and the United States.

He has shared the stage with noted performers such as Rosanne Cash, John Hiatt, John Mayall, Guy Davis, and Bill Frisell.

For more information on Thom Swift, visit: thomswift.com

Upcoming shows include:

May 9     Fredericton, NB                 Wilser’s Room

May 10   Rothesay, NB                     The Barrel’s Head

May 12   Moncton, NB                      Plan B

May 13   Mount Stewart, PE              Trailside Café & Inn

May 14   Halifax, NS                          The Company House

*Additional dates planned for Ontario and Quebec in April and May.


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