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Thom Swift
Thom SwiftWith his well-traveled guitars, rich and soulful voice, insightful writing and casual wit, Thom Swift warms audiences everywhere he performs.

Swift is a member of the 2007 Canadian Maple Blues Award-winning and East Coast Music Award-winning trio Hot Toddy. With six albums to their credit and a career that spans over 12 years, the group is a regular on festival scenes. They have played the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in the United States, the Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland, the Vienna Jazz Festival in Austria, along with many Canadian jazz, blues and folk festivals.

This past spring, Swift teamed up with producer/engineer Charles Austin (Buck 65, Joel Plaskett, Matt Mays) to record ten original songs at Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Echo Chamber Studio.

Swift’s much-anticipated solo debut Into The Dirt features some of Canada’s top musical artists. Swift, who plays acoustic guitars, resonator guitars, banjo and mandolin on the recording, is joined by six talented friends, including 2007 Canadian Maple Blues Award-winning drummer/ percussionist Geoff Arsenault (Ray Bonneville, Mary Jane Lamond), Brian Bourne electric bass and chapman stick (Rawlins Cross, DRUM!), Chris Corrigan electric guitar (Rita MacNeil, Mary Jane Lamond), PEI songstress Rose Cousins vocals, New York blues artist Guy Davis on didgeridoo and harmonica and B3/piano legend Bill Stevenson.

Drawing inspiration from finger-style master Mississippi John Hurt, the essential songwriting of Tom Waits and Emmy Lou Harris, the melodies of jazz great Charlie Haden, and his father’s operatic voice, Swift delivers a distinctive blend of folk, blues, country and rag style.

Wendy Phillips
1674 Hollis St.
Halifax, NS
B3J 1V7 Canada

PHONE: 902-429-0960