Thom Swift
Thom Swift - I Don't Know
Region: Nova Scotia
Genre: Americana, Folk, Roots, Singer-Songwriter

Multi award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist, Thom Swift released his fourth solo album, The Legend of Roy Black in June 2016.

The 10-song folk-roots recording, was nominated for two 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards, including Solo Recording of the Year and Americana Recording of the Year.

Produced and recorded by Thom and Charles Austin at Echo Chamber Studio in Halifax, NS, the album was mixed and mastered by Dave Gunning at Wee House of Music in Pictou, NS.

All songs were written by Thom, including two co-writes: “Well Worn Road” and “Broken Glass” with award-winning Cape Breton 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 Thom on acoustic and resonator guitars and vocals, fellow Hot Toddy Trio band mate, 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, Thom 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.

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Awards and nominations include:

The Legend of Roy Black

2016 Music Nova Scotia nominee for Solo Recording of the Year  2016 Music Nova Scotia nominee for Americana Recording of the Year

The Fortunate Few
2014 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year
2013 Music Nova Scotia Award for Blues Recording of the Year
2013 Music Nova Scotia Award nominee for Musician of the Year
2013 Music Nova Scotia Award nominee for Male Artist Recording of the Year

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
2011 East Coast Music Award nominee for 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 Award for Musician of the Year
2008 Music Nova Scotia Award for Blues Recording of the Year
2009 Canadian Maple Blues Award nominee for Acoustic Artist of the Year
2009 Canadian Maple Blues Award nominee for Songwriter of the Year