SUMMER TOUR DATES FROM COAST TO COAST!
Toronto, ON – May 22, 2015 – Summer 2015 is just around the corner and Newfoundland’s Fortunate Ones are digging out their wide brimmed hats and sunscreen and hitting a slew of folk festivals from sea to shining sea! Kicking the summer off with the beautifully curated Festival of Small Halls on Prince Edward Island, Andrew and Catherine will make the most of festival season weekends with stops in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia (full list below).
The release of their debut album, The Bliss, on February 10th, set the band on a steady course of action for the first half of 2015. A sold out show at Holy Heart Theatre in their hometown of St. John’s was followed by sold out shows in Atlantic Canada and through Ontario including a packed to the rafters show at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern. The band capped off their tour at JUNOFEST 2015 in Hamilton.
Fortunate Ones’ single, The Bliss, hit #1 on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 in February and stayed perched on the Top 20 chart for 8 straight weeks! They also topped the East Coast Countdown as well! The album was added at 27 college radio stations across the country and debuted at #45 on the National Earshot Top 50 Album Chart.
Produced by multi-ECMA winner Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant/Don Brownrigg), and recorded in Nova Scotia, Fortunate Ones’ The Bliss was released by JUNO Award winning songwriter Rose Cousins’ label, Old Farm Pony Records on February 10, 2015. The Bliss takes listeners out of the house, the car, the trail they’re running, and brings them on a magical escape for 40 minutes full of stories of hope, strength and heart. The Bliss is a culmination of beautiful pop melodies, with folk harmonies and infectious choruses that have every audience singing along. The album features guest appearances by East Coast favourites Jenn Grant, Don Brownrigg and Kinley Dowling.
- June 24-26 – PEI – Festival of Small Halls
- July 3-5 – Canso, NS – Stan Rogers Folk Festival
- July 17-19 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Folk Festival
- July 26 – NS – Granville Green Concert Series
- July 31 – August 1 – Comox, BC – Filberg Festival
- August 7 – 9 – Ear Falls, ON – Trout Forest Music Festival
- August 14 – English Harbour, NL – English Harbour Arts Centre
- August 28 – 29 – Burlington, NL – The Gathering
Old Farm Pony Records – Rose Cousins founded Old Farm Pony Records in 2006 to release her own records – with hope to eventually grow the label to support other artists she loves; to be a home for friends with good songs and strong work ethic. Influenced by its kind, Eastern Canadian roots, OFPR is about collaborative community, built through music. Offering marketing, distribution, licensing, and operating services, it is OFPR’s intention to provide personalized/curated support and guidance to its artists.