Thom Swift – Blue Sky Day (Ground Swell/Warner Music Canada)

It might have taken the better part of three years but at long last, Hot Toddy member Thom Swift’s sophomore solo record sees the light of day.

His debut record Into The Dirt earned him accolades right across this great country of ours; Blue Sky Day proves that it was more than luck that drove that success. With a voice reminiscent of Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler (but with a little more gruff), Swift confidently works his way through a melange of blues, rock and roots on these 12 tracks.   

Highlights include the reflective title track, Killer, the instrumentally simplistic Down The Road and his cover of The Carter Family’s No Depression In Heaven.