Known for his down-to-earth charm, soulful baritone voice and skillful musicianship, multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Thom Swift performs a distinctive blend of roots-blues.
Nominated for the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Musician of the Year Award, Swift has performed as special guest to John Hiatt, Rosanne Cash, Dolly Parton, Bill Frisell, Keb Mo, John Mayall and Canned Heat and has performed at countless folk and blues festivals throughout Canada, United States and Europe. He also performed shows at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and recently represented Atlantic Canada at the 2013 International Blues Summit in Memphis, TN. He won the 2010 Music Nova Scotia Award for Blues Artist/Recording of the Year Award, and was selected to perform at the Vancouver Olympics, Folk Alliance in Memphis, JUNOFEST, Canadian Music Week and the East Coast Music Awards Conference & Festival. He was chosen by CBC Radio as one of Canada’s top songwriters in 2009 and again in 2010 as part of The Great Canadian SongQuest. Thom’s musical reputation was established with over 15 years of touring and recording with the acclaimed blues-jazz group Hot Toddy Trio. With nine albums to their credit and multiple awards, the group toured extensively nationally and abroad.
Ian Janes ‘ impeccably crafted new album, Piece of Mine, showcases Janes’ rich, seasoned voice, distinctive guitar playing and beautiful writing.
Maclean’s Magazine named Ian Janes one of the 100 Canadians to Watch. CBC Radio’s Definitely Not The Opera gave Janes his own one-hour special. The East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) featured Janes on their televised gala (he has received five ECMA nominations to date), and Thom Fitzgerald used Janes’ music in his award winning film, The Event.
Ian Janes has previously released two albums, As it Seems (2002 Music Industry of Nova Scotia’s Record of the Year), as well as his critically acclaimed debut, Occasional Crush,