We’re sitting on a plane right now, flying across the country to begin our tour in beautiful Victoria, BC and we are ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to announce that we will be joined by a couple unicorns on the upcoming Hold Fast album release shows!! The amazing MO KENNEY will be joining us on a ton of dates from BC to Ontario and for all our Newfoundland dates… She’s deadly! We’re also so excited to have our bud JOEY LANDRETH join us in the Maritimes. He’s got a brilliant new record and it’s his first time out east. Come see him – he’s an incredible talent. We’re honoured to have these two beauties along with us.
Hop on over to our shows page to grab your tickets today! They’re moving fast. Thanks for that!! This tour is going to be WICKED!
PRE-ORDER new album HOLD FAST
Over the summer, we went back into the studio with producer Daniel Ledwell in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia and recorded a new album! We will be making a series of announcements in the coming months.
2018 TOUR DATES + NEW MUSIC
We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be hitting the road supporting our buddy Alan Doyle on his Canadian album release dates in 2018. These shows are in some of the most beautiful venues in Canada. This tour is particularly special as we’ve been doing some writing with Alan – one song that Andrew cowrote called Fall is on Alan’s new record A Week At The Warehouse, and Alan has also cowritten some songs that will be on the new record that we’re currently working on.
Here are the tour dates! Click over to fortunateones.ca/shows to grab tickets.
FEB.20 Peterborough ON
FEB.21 Kitchener ON
FEB.22 Kingston ON
FEB.23 Montreal QC
FEB.24 Toronto ON
FEB.25 Ottawa ON
MARCH 4 Winnipeg MB
MARCH 6 Saskatoon SK
MARCH 7 Regina SK
MARCH 8 Edmonton AB
MARCH 9 Calgary AB
MARCH 10 Vancouver BC
MAY 1 Fredericton NB
MAY 2 Saint John NB
MAY 3 Moncton NB
MAY 4 Halifax NS
We’ll be debuting new material on this tour as well… MORE ON THAT SOON!
Cat & Andrew
NEW VIDEO for Lay Me Down
This is the video we shot with our MuchFact Award that we received as part of the Juno/Slaight Master Class we did last fall. The wonderful team at Brought to You By really brought the mood to life. Big ups to all hands involved!
JUNO & ECMA nominations!
Great news – we’ve been nominated for a JUNO award in the category of Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for our album The Bliss! Words can’t describe how excited we are to be recognized in this way, on our first album no less. We have an incredible team of people working constantly to help us along- (ahem – Michelle Conceison, Rose Cousins, Steve Butler, Joanne Setterington, Cara Heath…) not to mention Dan Ledwell who helped us create the album. Hurray!
See the full list of nominees here! junoawards.ca/nominees
We’ve also been nominated for 5 East Coast Music Awards including Album of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, Rising Star Recording of the Year, Songwriter of the Year & Song of the Year! We’ll be performing at the Awards Gala on April 14 as well, which is a huge thrill!
Tickets for East Coast Music Week & the Awards Gala are available here http://ecma.com/festival/tickets
Fortunate Ones are performing THREE Holiday shows in St. John’s at Cochrane Street United Church from DEC 10-12! Tickets can be found here.
NEW VIDEO + HOLIDAY SHOW!
Fortunate Ones have launched a new video for their single Solitary Sparks! The video was created by the producer of their debut album, The Bliss, Daniel Ledwell. Exclaim.ca premiered the video – click here to see the article!
In addition, Fortunate Ones announced a St. John’s Holiday show on December 11 presented by MightyPop. Tickets available at through Holy Heart Theatre’s box office – click here to purchase tickets online!
Fortunate Ones win JUNO Master Class!
Fortunate Ones have been selected as winners of the inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class! Finalists were selected by a jury of Canadian musicians including Sam Roberts, Max Kerman of Arkells, Kardinal Offishall and producer Gavin Brown. The winners receive a trip to Toronto for a week-long customized artist development program, and a trip to next year’s Juno Awards in Calgary. They also receive a showcase opportunity during Junofest, a chance to perform at the Juno Gala, a $10,000 MuchFACT Online Music Video Award, studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios and more.
Fortunate Ones nominated for 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards!
The nominations for the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards were announced on Wednesday September 9, and Fortunate Ones have been nominated for three awards including Emerging Artist of the Year, English Songwriter of the Year & Vocal Group of the Year for their debut album The Bliss.
Also nominated is producer of The Bliss, Daniel Ledwell.
The 11th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards will be held in Edmonton, Alberta November 6-8, 2015. http://folkawards.ca/2015/09/canadian-folk-music-awards-nominees-announced-3/
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
FORTUNATE ONES CELEBRATE RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM WITH TOUR OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR! THE BLISS – FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – OLD FARM PONY RECORDS
Toronto, ON – December 4, 2014 – Newfoundland’s Fortunate Ones are kicking off the launch of their debut album, The Bliss (out February 10th on Old Farm Pony Records) with a slew of tour dates at home! From one side of the province to the other, including a stop in Labrador, Fortunate Ones’ Andrew O’Brien and Catherine Allan are bringing their Folk Pop goodness to where their hearts are this February. Watch the video they made for the title track, The Bliss, shot during a tour stop in Bonavista, Newfoundland this past summer! Pre-order the album at FortunateOnes.ca, and receive a download of the title track right away – listen now!
Produced by multi-ECMA winner Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant/Don Brownrigg), and recorded in Nova Scotia, Fortunate Ones’ The Bliss will be 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.
Catch Fortunate Ones with special guests in February!
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR TOUR DATES:
February 11 Gander, NL – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 12 Grand Falls- Windsor, NL – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 14 Stephenville, NL – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 15 Corner Brook, NL – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 17 Labrador West – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 20 St John’s, NL – Holy Heart Theatre – TICKETS
February 21 Bonavista, NL – Garrick Theatre – TICKETS
* Download tour poster
* National tour dates to be announced soon!